Judith E. Porter

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Judith E. Porter

Port St. John, FL

Born in Holyoke, Colorado, raised in southern California and Guam, Judy died quietly during an afternoon nap in her home in Port Saint John, Florida.

She attacked life early on with youthful determination and spunk fueled by the fact that she had successfully overcome a bout with polio. She creatively evaded her true age to get jobs, and it was her dedication and charisma that kept her trajectory moving forward. Most of all, it was her quiet dignity that won her the respect of many many people. As an accomplished professional photographer, her work in S. E. Asia was best known by the publishing community and those who knew and loved her, but it was her commercial work later in the Dominican Republic that also shed light on the breadth of her creativity and capabilities.

She was not one to do things marginally. She lived life to the fullest even when confronted with difficult challenges.

She touched many and for that we have much to be thankful for. We are blessed to have had the opportunity. We are all better for it. She will be sorely missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilma and F. E. Cherry of Oroville, California, and her husband Jack S. Porter of Marshall, Texas. She is survived by her brother and his wife, Dick and Nancy Cherry of Sun City West, Arizona, daughter Allyson Porter and her partner Edward Burke of Colonia, Uruguay, granddaughter Porter Witsell of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and grandson Crestone Witsell of Greensboro, North Carolina, and an enormous family of friends worldwide.

A Celebration of Life is planned for later this month which will include much laughter, a German chocolate cake, red wine, a shot whiskey and the joining of ashes with her husband who passed away 15 years ago.

Sign Judy's online guest book at wwww.northbrevardfuneralhome.com.

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North Brevard Funeral Home
1450 Norwood Avenue
Titusville, FL 32796
(321) 269-9222
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Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Nov. 6, 2013
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