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Letrice M. Porter

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LETRICE M. PORTER Age 96, of Corona, formerly of Orange, passed away on June 26, 2013 with her family at her bedside. She is survived by her son, John (Kathryn); daughter, Lynda Marty (Bernard); and sister, Christine Lee. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Karen Johnson, Brad and Greg Marty, Michael and John Porter, and David Casey and four great-grandchildren, Kaylee and Airman Cameron Johnson also Autumn and Gregory Casey. Services at Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, CA will begin with a short visitation from 9 - 10 AM on Tuesday, July 2, followed by the funeral at 10:00AM. She will be laid to rest between her beloved husband, J. Wilfred and her dear mother Myrtle (Mamau). Letrice will always be remembered, with love, as Grammy! Letrice was born in Sweetwater, Oklahoma on March 8, 1917. Letrice grew up with her Mamau in Oklahoma with her loving sisters, Opal, Hazel, Lois, Christine, and Susie. Letrice graduated high school in Durant and attended Oklahoma State (Go Cowboys) studying to be a Legal Stenographer. Letrice and Wilfred were high school sweethearts and were married over 50 years. Letrice worked in Corona for over 40 years at Clayson, Stark, Rothrock, Grover, and Mann. Letrice and Wilfred moved to Corona, California in 1946. Wilfred worked for Alpha Beta Supermarkets for over 35 years. They moved to Orange County where John and Lynda graduated from high school. Wilfred and Letrice moved back to Corona and attended West Grand Baptist Church. Letrice and Wilfred loved to travel to Hawaii and cruise to Alaska or visit San Diego with their close friends. They enjoyed playing Bridge and going out with the dinner group from Alpha Beta every month. Wilfred passed away in Corona, CA. in July 2002. In addition to playing Bridge, Letrice loved to work crossword puzzles. She enjoyed taking her children to Polly's for lunch and pie. She also loved chocolates and jelly beans! Grammy was our heart and our soul, she was our comfort and our rock. She was a lovely lady who everyone enjoyed and she will be missed. She will always be in our family's hearts.
Published in Press-Enterprise on July 2, 2013
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