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Lupe J. Porter

1926 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Lupe J. Porter Obituary
Porter, Lupe J.
September 4, 1926 - February 17, 2016. Lupe Jimenez Porter was born in the mining town of Ray-Sonora, Arizona on September 4, 1926 to Felix Jimenez Romero and Margarita Villegas Ulloa. Her parents migrated from the Mexican state of Zacatecas to Arizona before statehood. Lupe's mother was an astute business woman who owned and managed grocery stores that largely catered to Mexican American miners. Lupe's youth was spent in Sonora and Mammoth, with the family's livelihood being largely dependent on the copper industry. Lupe was married to Donald Truman Porter and they had five children: Ana, David, Marquita (Elliott Freireich), Donna Lindly and Nora Davison (Steven). When asked about her proudest accomplishments, Lupe would respond, "my children." Lupe is also survived by her grandchildren Rachael Freireich, Marissa Freireich, Lauren Delfino-Karl (Timothy), Alex Lindly, Sophia Elena Davison, and Aston Davison. Lupe began a nursing career in a peculiar way. She had decided nursing would be a good career for her oldest daughter and bought her the required books and uniform. When Lupe's daughter told her she wasn't interested, Lupe, in middle age, began nursing school. It was meant to be. Mom was an enthusiastic and inquisitive student. She shared her school days with her children, describing her anatomy and physiology classes. She also immensely enjoyed the humanities courses, sharing the names of composers and Renaissance artists. Mom's R.N. degree took her in many directions. She was a school nurse at Glen F. Burton, she worked at John C. Lincoln hospital, she worked at Digital Equipment Corporation, and worked as a translator before she retired. One of Mom's proudest achievements was her appointment of Vice Chair for the Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities. In addition to her parents, Lupe is predeceased by her dear and ever devoted sister, Velia Jimenez, of Tucson, her baby twin brothers, Felix and Alex, and by her younger sister, Carmelita. Visit for condolences.


Published in The Arizona Republic from Feb. 28 to Mar. 6, 2016
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