Obituary Details

Carl Hardman Porter

(11/15/1925 - 06/18/2009)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 06/24/2009

Carl Hardman Porter

Carl Hardman Porter passed away June 18, 2009, at his home in Jerome. His four children were all at his bedside. He was 83. A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 27, at First Baptist Church, 301 S Elm, Lusk, Wyo., officiated by his son Duane. A visitation will be held Wednesday evening, June 24, 2009 at Farnsworth Mortuary Chapel, 1343 South Lincoln, Jerome, Idaho, where family and friends may call from 6-8 p.m.

Interment will follow in the Lusk Cemetery. There will be a "So Long" lunch at First Baptist Church following the interment.

He was born Nov. 15, 1925, in Mitchell, Neb., the son of Wallace Ford Porter and Mildred McBride Porter. His led a nomadic life after his marriage to Dorthy, having moved 57 times by the time his son Duane was 12 years old. In July 1995 he moved to Jerome where he lived with his son Mike until his passing.

On April 3, 1949, he married Dorthy Arlene Humphrey at Lusk, Wyo. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. They were divorced on March 5, 1973. He married Edie McLain in June 1975 and they divorced in 1976.

Carl was a WWII Veteran, and was at the Battle of the Bulge. He served for three years in the Army, three in the National Guard and an additional three years in the Army Reserve. Following his service, he worked for Union Pacific in Rawlins, Wyo. for five years. After that he worked as a Roughneck in the oil fields of Wyoming. He also worked on various ranches throughout Wyoming. He then worked as a contract painter in Casper, Wyoming until his retirement. He enjoyed playing and watching baseball and boxing. He loved watching rodeo. He took up bowling later in life and enjoyed that for many years.

Carl is survived by his four children, Duane (Nancy) Porter, Mike Porter, Annie (Gerald) Chojnacky and Carol Porter, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, his sister Lois Porter Burd Walberg, and many extended family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace Ford Porter and Mildred McBride Porter, and his second mother Lois Siekert Wendt Porter Hurt and his brothers Earl, Mike and Butch.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the "Headstone Fund". One of Carl's final wishes was to place headstones on the graves of his grandparents Annie and Hardman Porter, mother Mildred McBride Porter and uncle Daniel Killip McBride and the Headstone Fund will be used to defray those expenses.

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