Twila Porter, of Pine Canyon, Utah, passed away at her home Monday morning with her two daughters Linda and Cathy by her side. Her children and extended family had gathered prior to her passing and were blessed to say farewell to their wonderful mother and grandmother. We are comforted with the knowledge that she is now with the love of her life, Jerry, who preceded her in death eight “long” years ago. She was blessed with good health throughout her life and enjoyed a wonderful life with her sweetheart Jerry.
Twila came to Tooele Valley with Jerry and four young children in the early 1950s and settled in Pine Canyon. She worked at Tooele Army Depot and Dugway Proving Ground. Upon Jerry’s retirement in the late 1970s, they became “Snow Birds” and spent their winters in Yuma, Arizona, enjoying the warm winter season to the fullest. After Jerry’s death in 2010, she continued to go to Yuma for the winters with her two daughters and their husbands. During the summers she enjoyed volunteering at Tooele Valley Railroad Museum with her lady friends. She loved to travel with these same friends and enjoyed water aerobics and the lunches that followed.
She is preceded in death by her husband Jerry and four grandchildren: Camille Daly Stacy, Jamie Porter, Wendy Lougy Henrikson and Troy Lougy.
She is survived by five children and one sister: Linda (Roger) Lougy, Steve (Patsy) Porter, Cathy (Jerry) Overstreet, Gary (Lisa) Porter, and Rich (Phyllis) Porter; sister Doris Chatman; 13 grandchildren, numerous great- grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
There will be a viewing at Tate Mortuary, 110 S. Main, Tooele, on Saturday, May 5 from 10:30-11:45 a.m. followed by a memorial service in the Mortuary Chapel. Interment will be at Tooele City Cemetery.