Morris L. 'Bud' or 'Morry' Porter Junior
Washington resident Morris L. “Bud” or “Morry” Porter Junior died Friday, Aug. 11, 2006. He was 65.
A memorial potluck will be held Sunday, Aug. 20, at the home of Ami Rediske in Nikiski. For more information, call 398-1617.
Mr. Porter was born June 10, 1941, in Anchorage to Morris Lee and Bertha Porter of Nikiski. He began commercial fishing at a young age and fished Cook Inlet for many years.
In 1977, he pursued his childhood dream of sailing when he put everything he had into an 86-foot two-masted schooner. Mr. Porter, his wife and two youngest children sailed through the Panama Canal and up to Alaska. They then worked the schooner out of Hawaii for a number of years. The couple retired to Shelton, Wash., due to health reasons.
“Bud’s passions were his faith, his children, sailing, playing the organ, wood crafting and coming home to Alaska. We will truly miss him,” his family said.
Mr. Porter was preceded in death by his mother and youngest brother, Harold “Hep” Porter.
He is survived by his wife, Florence Porter, of Washington; sons, Lee, David, Ray and John, all of Indiana; daughters, Michelle Jaramillo and Roxanne Porter, both of Kenai; father, of Nikiski; grandchildren of Indiana and Nikiski; siblings, Ami Rediske, Kathie Riley, Jack Porter, Willie Porter, BK Kivi, Coline Kivi and Anna Johns; and many nieces and nephews.
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