Linda Lee "Mema" (Dehmer) Port (1949 - 2013)

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Linda Lee Port, a longtime Alaskan resident, entered peacefully into the arms of Jesus, surrounded by family at her home in Nikiski after a short medical battle.

Linda was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, the daughter of Minnie And Adolph Dehmer. Born into a large family, she was the third youngest of 10 children.

Growing up, Linda lived in various places in the Lower 48 and Alaska before permanently settling on the Kenai Peninsula with the youngest three of her four remaining children. Of all of the places she lived, Alaska was her true "Home". She loved Alaska for its untamed beauty and majesty.

Linda completed her graduate courses at Kenai Peninsula College in 1995. Her interests included camping, fishing, hunting, nature walks, hiking and traveling. However, she found her greatest joys in time spent with her children, grandchildren and gardening, at which she excelled.

She was a light of inspiration to everyone who knew, and will be greatly missed by all.

Linda was preceded in death by her mother and father, sisters Barbara and Dolly, brother Jack, sons Jimmy and Franky, grandson Anthony, and longtime companion, "Papa Jack."

"Mema" will forever live on in the hearts and minds of her daughter Maria and her husband Jim; daughter Tara and her husband Creighton; her twins, Alfred and Doris; and the memories of her grandchildren, great grandchildren, numerous generations of nieces and nephews, friends, neighbors and many, many others.

A celebration of Linda's life will be held at The St. Francis By The Sea

Episcopal Church in Kenai, 7 p.m. May 1, 2013.
Published in The Peninsula Clarion on May 1, 2013