FORT STOCKTON Sandra Lynn Porter, age 81, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 in Iraan, Texas. Sandra was born on Feb. 17, 1932, in Wichita Falls, Texas. Her parents were Mofyt and Gladys Russell. Sandra graduated from Fort Stockton High School in 1949, and then attended Texas Christian University and graduated in 1953. She married Gerald Porter on July 10, 1953. They started their life at the ranch south of Fort Stockton and raised three children. They spent years following Fort Stockton High School football, livestock shows and other family interests. Sandra's greatest joy was caring for her family and friends. She was a member of the Fort Stockton First United Methodist Church, Fort Stockton Garden Club and the Texas Sheep & Goat Raisers Auxiliary. Sandra is survived by her husband, Gerald Porter; her daughter, Sheridan Porter-Purvis and husband Wade of Fort Stockton; grandson Chase; her son, Lane Porter and wife Wendy and grandchildren Levin and Carlie of Fort Stockton; her son, Scott Porter and wife Kathy and grandchildren Makayla, Krystal, Raylynn and Tandra of New Braunfels; by her sister, Connie Harral; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Heritage Funeral Home in downtown Fort Stockton. Graveside service will follow at 3 p.m. in East Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Neely Landrum officiating. The family offers sincere thanks to the staff of Iraan General Hospital who cared for Sandra during her battle with Alzheimer's. In lieu of flowers the family request a donation be made to a special
. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at heritagefuneralhomeofthebigbend.com.
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Published in GoSanAngelo from Nov. 28 to Nov. 29, 2013