Virginia Porter

Fullerton, California

1942 - 2019


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Porter, Virginia
Virginia (Ginny) Porter passed away peacefully last week surrounded by family and in the house she shared with friends and loved ones for over 40 years. Born in Pasadena in 1942 to parents John and Marion Thompson, she grew up in Downey with brothers George and Doug. Ginny graduated from Pius X High School in Downey before earning a Bachelor's degree at the University of San Diego. She later earned a Master's degree at USIU in 1988. It was at a dance at USD where she caught the attention of Navy Lieutenant Arthur M. Porter who was too shy to approach her but wrote Ginny a letter requesting a date. What followed was over 50 years of love and marriage. For 37 years Ginny inspired students throughout her career as an elementary school teacher in Bellflower. A world traveler with an affinity for Ireland, Ginny also enjoyed teaching RCIA at her church, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren: Caroline, Jack and Avery. In addition to her grandchildren, Ginny is survived by her husband Arthur "Mike" Porter, daughters Julie Borsari and Susan Fargo, nephew David Thompson, brothers George and Doug, sister-in-law Karen Thompson and sons-in-law David Borsari and Charlie Fargo. A vigil will be held on Thursday, April 11th at 7:00pm at McAulay & Wallace in Fullerton. Services will be held on Friday, April 12th at 10:00am at St Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Fullerton. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Orange County. McAulay & Wallace Mortuary

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