Porter, Donna

Written by David Green.

Donna Joan (Jacobs) Porter, 80, died Feb. 5, 2007 in El Paso, Texas.

She was born in Medina, Mich., March 15, 1926, the daughter of Stanley and Gladys (Swisher) Jacobs. She married Stanley Porter, and he preceded her in death.

Donna grew up in the Morenci area and graduated from Morenci High School in 1943. She spent her early married life in Morenci and moved to El Paso in 1961. She was employed by El Paso Intermediate School District for 10 years. She was a homemaker who, along with her husband, enjoyed raising her children.

Donna is survived by sons, Bill Porter of Monument, Colo., Herbert Porter of El Paso, Texas; daughters, Candy Porter of El Paso, Texas, and Peggy Sedilla of Albuquerque, New Mexico; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Susan; a brother, Guy Jacobs; and sisters, Lutrelle Heckman and Phyllis Becannen.

Funeral services were Feb. 8 at Sunset Funeral Home Northwest, with burial in Anthony Cemetery.

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