JANET L. PORTER

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JANET LUXMOORE PORTER  

Janet Luxmoore Porter was born July 3, 1953 in Trenton, MI. She passed away August 20, 2012 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Janet's life was devoted to breeding and showing Scottish Deerhounds. She got her first deerhound in 1974, Ch. Gordon's Lady of Wick (Lupa). Her first deerhound to place was Ch. Joyous Alyssum of Valevue (Aly). Janet said she learned how to show in the ring by the school of hard knocks. Venture, Ch. Vale Vue Adventurer d'Lux was the #1 Scottish Deerhound at the National Specialty in 2000. Venture was also the #1 male in 2001. Janet served as President of the Scottish Deerhound Association from 2007 to present, with the current term expiring in 2013. She was Treasurer for many years, starting in 1992, and also served on the Board.
Janet graduated from Sheridan High School in 1971 and Utah State University in 1976 with a degree in Business. She worked at IBM for 23 years from 1977 - 2000, starting out as a secretary and worked her way up to the Business Partner program.
Janet was a very talented, crafty person, as well. She learned how to do One Stroke Painting, then decided to become a certified teacher and run her own classes. We will always enjoy seeing the beautiful pieces she created. She also was an accomplished quilter, seamstress and furniture restorer and created much of her own clothing.
She married George C. (Bud) Porter in 1986.
Janet is survived by her husband, Bud, of Gainesville, VA; her parents, Charles and Erma Luxmoore, of Sheridan, WY; sisters, Cheryl Flynn (Casey) of Bradenton, FL; Lisa Parkin (Rodney) of Heber City, UT; Carolyn Immel (Brian) of Monroe, CT; and nieces and nephews, Pam Aho, Jeff Overgaard, Kelsie Flynn, Wes Parkin, Matt Parkin, Rachel Beutler, Shilo Parkin, Kyle Immel, Riley Immel, Stepson, Michael Porter and Stepdaughter, Jamie Davenport (Jim).
Cremation has taken place and interment will be in Taylor, MI.
Janet was wife, daughter, sister, and friend to many and will be greatly missed by all.
 


Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 22, 2012
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