Former Alaska resident Frank George Porter died Friday, June 1, 2001, in Pahrump, Nev. He was 88.
A celebration of his life will be at 1 p.m. July 14, at the Kenai Masonic Lodge at 36081 Kenai Spur Highway, Soldotna. M.W. John Ingram and members of the lodge will officiate. A reception will follow at his daughter's residence at 36145 Irons St., Soldotna.
Mr. Porter was born Feb. 27, 1913, in Adamson, Okla. He came to Alaska in 1949 to work on construction projects which included the original bridges on the Seward Highway and the trans-Alaska oil pipeline.
He owned and operated the Eureka Lodge during the 1960s and '70s. Mr. Porter was a veteran of World War II and a member of Mount Susitna Lodge No. 8 Free and Accepted Masons and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He loved to hunt and fish. In his younger years he danced the night away.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille.
Mr. Porter is survived by his children and their spouses Francis and Charles Wellong of Soldotna, Delanora and Albert Baur of Pahrump, Linda and Dale Bostrack of Virginia Beach, Va., and Vernon Porter of Soldotna; his sisters Mabel Steinhoff of El Cajon, Calif., and Katie Parchman of San Diego, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
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