Jean Porter went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, at her home in Heber. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Heber Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There will be a visitation with the family one hour prior to the services at 9 a.m.
She was born June 4, 1929, in Holbrook to Hyrum Guy and Alice May DeSpain. She lived her entire life in the Holbrook, Heber and Snowflake communities.
Jean married her only sweetheart, Cyril Porter, in 1945 in the Mesa Arizona Temple. They were blessed with two children.
She was a lifelong, faithful member of the LDS church. She and her husband and children were sealed as a family for time and all eternity. During her life she was a scoutmaster and served with her husband Cyril. She was also a Cub Scout leader, choir director, a faithful visiting teacher and a Relief Society president. In their later life Jean and Cyril served an honorable mission in England.
Survivors include her two sons, John Porter of McGehee, Ark., and Joe Porter of Heber; one granddaughter, Shawna Hall of Taylor; three great-grandchildren, Trevor, Trenton and Natalie; and one great-great-granddaughter, Hallie. She is also survived by a brother, Marion DeSpain, a host of nieces, and nephews, and many close friends. Jean was known to everyone as “Aunt Jean.”
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cyril; her parents, Hyrum and Alice May DeSpain; and two sisters, Rachel and Sheila.
Silver Creek Mortuary of Taylor was in charge of the arrangements.