Steven Craig Porter
Steven Craig Porter
Steven died peacefully on February 18, 2013 in his home surrounded by family and friends after a long hard battle with cancer. He was born on September 27, 1955 to Madeline Harryman and Blaine Floyd Porter in Midvale, Utah.
Steven met and married his high school sweetheart Jackie Lynn Hansen. They have a daughter Brandi Porter Wilding and 2 beautiful grandkids Trevor Porter and Hailey Wilding, who were the apple of his eye.
He was a long time member of the Buckskin Brigade. Steven worked as a concrete contractor for 30 years and had many colleges and friends.
His all time passion was the great outdoors, fishing, camping and shooting but his most favorite love was his guitars and music.
Steven is survived by his wife of 39 years Jackie; daughter Brandi (Brad) Wilding; grandkids Trevor Steven Porter and Hailey Bug Wilding and Harley "Mini Shadow"; 3 brothers and 2 sisters Julie Steck, Scott Porter, Troy Porter, Billie Melton and David (Jackie) Porter; and tons of nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Blaine Floyd and Madeline Harryman; grandma Pebble Harryman; and aunts and uncles.
A celebration of his life will be held on Monday, February 25th from 6 to 8 PM at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake City.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Steven's name to any cancer research foundation.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at

Published by The Salt Lake Tribune on Feb. 24, 2013.
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To Jackie, Brandi and family - you will be in my prayers always. Steven was one of the best. I will cherish his friendship always. The memories will always bring a smile. May you find peace knowing he is no longer in pain and watches over you with love.
March 24, 2013
I will always remember the nights around the camp fire and the long talks. Love you Steven forever! You were like a brother to me. Jackie and Brandi, my heart goes out to you! Stay close! Love you both so much!
Stacie Jensen
February 25, 2013
Jackie & Family-I was sad to read of Steve's passing. I pray that your memories of him will keep you strong during this hard time.
Marrdy Baxter-Goehring
February 25, 2013
So very sorry for your loss.
Mac Valerio
February 25, 2013
Steven was a wonderful wonderful man and we loved him dearly! I am sorry I can't be at the services but I send all my love to his family.
Wendy Mullen
February 25, 2013
Sorry to hear about Steve's passing. I spent a great deal of time with him, Scott, and Troy while working at Wadman Corp. May the family find comfort.
Mike Johnson
February 25, 2013
Dear Jackie, Julie and family,

This separation is only an illusion, for love is eternal. Please accept my heart felt sorrow for the crossing over of your husband, brother and friend. May your hearts take in the light that Steven even now extends around and through you.

February 25, 2013
I knew Steve back in the early 1970's.I was lucky and honored to have been his baseball coach WBBA.I have never forgotten my Best players and I must have coached at least a 100 boys as I coached 10 years in Midvale.He was very talented was a very Likable yungman.My condolences
Joe Martinez
February 24, 2013
My sincere condolences go out to the Porter family. Billy, Scott and Troy I went to school with you all since Jr high days and haven't seen any of you since high school. May his light shine in your hearts.
Debbie Arveseth
February 24, 2013
good bye steven. I will have a life time of memory. thank you for that. love the cuz.
tina pezel carpenter
February 24, 2013
I send my preys and love to you jackie, brandi and family. I'm so sorry that steven had to feel the pain he did. I'm glad it's over. I prey that your lives will get better.please hang in there together. I'll miss your smiling face steven and the love you always showed me. god be with you.
tina pezel Carpenter
February 24, 2013
Anyone who knows Steve and Jackie knows that God made two of the best. My heart goes out to you jackie. I will miss my friend forever. God bless you and Brandie and the Grandkids. God bless all the Porter family in this time of sorrow. Love you all.
Rusty Ferderber
February 24, 2013
We were so sad to hear of the suffering that Steve has endured and of his passing. You two have been together for so long, may happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time.
Hope and Lynn Olsen
February 24, 2013
Sending lots of love to the family and friends of Steven. Just thinking of him brings such a smile to my face. Love, Brenda
Brenda Thompson
February 24, 2013
So sorry for you loss. Steven always had a smile on his face that was contagious. He was always good to me and my sister
stacy and stephanie pezel
February 24, 2013
Evert Howser
February 24, 2013
Jackie, Brandi, Trevor, and Hailey - Steven was truly a kind and sweet man. You are all so very blessed to have had him in your lives. What a blessing that he is out of pain. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and we hope you all can find peace and comfort in knowing what a great man Steven was.
We love you, Robin and Kelley
Robin Siepert
February 24, 2013
I'm so sorry for your loss. Steven was a great man and will be missed dearly. Jackie, Brandi, Trevor, and Hailey don't ever forget how much he loved you and how blessed you were to have him in your lives. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I love you guys.
Summer Winger
February 24, 2013
He was the best I really miss my uncle
monte porter
February 24, 2013
I am so sorry to hear about your great loss but can only remember what an awesome man Seven was... He always had a smile on his face and a light in his eyes when I was around him. I know in my heart how hard this time is but know the sence of relief that he is no longer in pain... You and your family are in my thoughts and memories. Love from the Underwoods...
Cindy Underwood
February 24, 2013
Jackie and family...

My heart aches for your loss, and my thoughts are with you...

When I'm in town, I always think of the two of you when I'm driving past his old house in Midvale. It brings a smile and memory's of the fun we all had back in our school years...

He was an amazing talented artist, who could draw and create his funny little cartoons in our art class..

He was always so easy going, fun and caring.

Steve will be missed by all who has known him in the past, and those who've known him in the present...

May he soar above all, free of his pain on his next journey....

Godspeed Steve...
Greek-Vicki Kulkus
February 24, 2013
my deepest sympathy for all of your family my prayers are with you sorry for your loss he'll always be remembered
Larry Maynard
February 24, 2013
We'll all miss him, Jackie. He and I talked often about how we all let "life" get in the way of the things we truly love, and how none of us would want our epitaph to be "I wish I had worked harder." In memory of a guy who, like most of us, probably worked some hours he should have been hunting or fishing or just riding around on some back road with loved ones...we'll make a donation in accord with his wishes, to the American Cancer Society.
John Howard
February 24, 2013
I am so sorry to hear about your great loss but can only remember what an awesome man Seven was... He always had a smile on his face and a light in his eyes when I was around him. I know in my heart how hard this time is but know the sence of relief that he is no longer in pain... You and your family are in my thoughts and memories. Love from the Underwoods...

Cindy & Dan Underwood
Magna, UT
Cindy Underwood
February 24, 2013
Steve was truly one of the kindest people I've known.
I am sorry for your loss and pray you feel his comfort from above.
Mikele Hansen
February 24, 2013
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Martin & Willy Hoogveldt
February 24, 2013
Sorry to hear about your loss, our prays go out to you all.
Stacie & Jeff Porter, Twin Falls,ID
February 24, 2013
sorry for loss prayers an thoughts go out for all,Troy and Dawn,,will be very much missed
Troy,Dawn Porter
February 24, 2013
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