Gwendolyn R. Porter

Gwendolyn Porter, 86, died at her home in Modale, Iowa on February 3, 2011. She was born in Modale to Lloyd and Gladys Beebe, and graduated from Modale High School in 1941. The following year, Gwen and five other young women traveled to Burbank, CA to work as “Rosie the Riveters” for Lockheed Aircraft Corporation. A newspaper article from the era described Gwen and her friends as “a wholesome example of the finest type of young American womanhood.” Gwen returned to Modale in 1944 and married Harold Porter on March 31, 1946 in Missouri Valley, Iowa. He preceded her in death in December 1996. Gwen was a member of the Modale United Methodist Church, Daughters of the American Revolution, and Snyder-Imrie American Legion Auxiliary. She lived her faith, served her community and her nation, and loved her family and friends. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law Rod and Carol, Randy and Trudy, Rahn and Kay, and Russell and Carla; sister and brother-in-law Merna and Don Keeney; grandchildren and grandchildren-in-law Amanda, Jill, Daniel and Stefanie, Jonathan, Ryan and Connie, Patrick and Cristina, Sean, Sarah, Ben and Kristin, Brandon, and Blake; great-grandchildren Jacob, Ella, Mychele, Ashley, and Ryley; and many nieces & nephews. Gwen was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her sister, Loretta Beebe. Gwen and her family wish to express their deepest appreciation to her extraordinary and devoted physician and friend, Dr. Lynn Scott. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 11, 2011, at Hennessey-Aman Funeral Home in Missouri Valley. In Loving Memory Of Gwendolyn R. Porter Born May 31, 1924 Modale, Iowa Entered Into Rest February 3, 2011 Modale, Iowa Services 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 12, 2011 United Methodist Church Modale, Iowa Officiating Pastor Kim Crummer Musicians Dan and Bev Hutchinson Selections “God Be With You” “In This Very Room” “Just A Closer Walk With Thee” “Surely The Presence Of The Lord Is In This Place” Honorary Bearers Mandy Porter Jill Gellhausen Daniel Porter Jonathan Porter Ryan Porter Patrick Porter Sean Porter Sarah Porter Ben Porter Brandon Porter Blake Porter Casket Bearer Rod Porter Randy Porter Rahn Porter Russell Porter Mike Keeney Mark Keeney Final Resting Place Calhoun Cemetery – Missouri Valley, Iowa


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