Dec 232015

Walter Douglas Portenier, 87, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2015, in Phoenix. Graveside services will be held 1 o’clock this afternoon (Dec. 23) at the Holbrook Cemetery.
He was born in Severance, Kan., on May 8, 1928, and came to Glendale in June 1944. His parents were Walter and Pearl Portenier of Glendale. He graduated from Glendale High School in 1946, and married Madonna Lindsey of Bisbee in 1949.
Walt was employed as a mechanic until he moved to Holbrook in April 1961, where he opened a Western Auto Associate store.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Madonna of Holbrook; two sons, Keith of Holbrook, and Daniel of Scottsdale and Hungary; a sister, Geneva Grosstick of Texas; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son Timothy, who went to be with the Lord in 2002.
Owens Livingston Mortuary of Holbrook was in charge of the arrangements.