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Valerie Mary Porter passed away suddenly on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, due to injuries resulting from an all-terrain vehicle accident in Puerto Penasco, Mexico, while vacationing with family. Family and friends are invited to an evening to remember Valerie from 5 to 6:30 tonight (Nov. 1) at the Heber Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Heber Chapel, followed by a graveside service at the Heber Cemetery.
Valerie Mary King, born Dec. 17, 1949, in Prestatyn, North Wales, was the eldest daughter of the late Victor and Ethel Hallwood King. Valerie left her homeland in North Wales to move to the United States, where she married William Jack Porter on May 1, 1970, in Heber.
After U.S. Air Force tours of duty in Texas, Germany and England, the Porter family returned to Heber, where Valerie’s life was focused on serving people around her, even those she did not know. She served her community as a steadfast member of the LDS church. She will be remembered for many years of work in the Rim Community Library, as well as her work with local school children in the libraries of Mountain Meadows Primary School and Capps Elementary School. She dedicated her life to her family and ongoing genealogy work.
Survivors include her husband, William Jack; eight children, Stephen Troy Porter (Melani Spear) of Mesa, William Brandon Porter (Heidi Schulz) of Heber, Timothy Jay Porter (Stephanie Whiting) of Gilbert, Damon Porter (Julie Stewart) of Gilbert, Nicolas John Porter of Phoenix, Ryan King Porter (Faith Rice), Valerie Nicole Porter (Jed Reidhead) of Heber and Brett Stuart Porter of Mesa; 28 grandchildren; and four siblings, Sheila Winkelspecht (Thom) of Florida, Steven King (Nicola) of Wales, Catherine King-Fuller of Utah and Janet Williams (Stuart) of Wales. 


Owens Livingston Mortuary of Show Low was in charge of the arrangements.Porter,Valerie