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Helen Porter


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Helen Porter Obituary
HELEN PORTER Helen Porter passed away on Friday, January 25, 2013, surrounded by loved ones. Helen was born July 28, 1921 in Oceanside, CA to Samuel and Bertha Cook. She grew up in Pasadena, graduated from Pasadena City College, and met Harold Porter, her husband of 50 years. Helen and Harold raised their family of four children in Napa, CA and then moved to Chico in 1983. She was a member of Bidwell Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Women's Group. Helen Porter was an enthusiastic, classy, beautiful, and friendly woman. She was an avid reader and competitive scrabble and bridge player. She was a skilled seamstress and loved to knit. She spent thousands of hours outdoors "soaking in nature" and bird watching. Helen loved fine art, listening to music and spending time with her family and friends. Helen had a passion for traveling and experiencing life to the fullest. She traveled throughout the US, Alaska and Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, New Zealand, the the Marshall Islands. She was always ready for the next adventure, and encouraged us to be ready for our adventures. Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Porter, her sister Marjorie Garrison, and her companion, Marshall Coulter. Helen leaves behind four children: Craig Porter (Carol) of Ridgecrest, CA; Jon Porter (Jan) of Sandpoint, ID; Steven Porter of Sacramento, and Carol Sipher (Wally) of Chico; eleven grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind many, many dear friends. As requested by Helen, no service will be held. In her memory, donations can be made to Enloe Hospice of Chico, the Kentucky Mountain MIssion or the . We thank the staff members at the Courtyard Assisited Living and Enloe Hospice who were so helpful in making Helen comfortable in the last 3 months of her life. Remember Helen by taking a walk in the park, visiting a bird refuge or planning your next adventure! Au revoir, dear Helen. A' demain. You are dearly loved.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Feb. 6, 2013
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