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G. Lenore Porter

G. Lenore Porter

June 20, 1928-March 28, 2018

G. Lenore Porter was born on June 20th, 1928 to Walter and Nettie Ziss in Haskins, Ohio. She passed away on Wednesday March 28th, 2018 at the age of 89. Lenore graduated from Haskins High School and then attended Bowling Green State University prior to marrying Ora V. Porter on November 9, 1950. Their union lasted 60 years until Ora's death in 2011.

In addition to raising their two sons, Lenore held several positions and finished up her working career with the Ralph M. Parsons Engineering Firm as an executive secretary. After retiring in 1984, Ora and Lenore moved to the Visalia area. Lenore was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Visalia and more recently the First Presbyterian Church of Hanford. She was also a member of the Kaweah Delta Health Care District Guild for over thirty years and a faithful volunteer at the Hospital's gift shop.

Lenore was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Marion Kellermeier of Bowling Green, OH. She is survived by one brother, Walter Ziss Jr. of Maumee, OH, her two sons, Donald (Regina) of Eureka, CA and Douglas (Lori) of Hanford, CA, four grandchildren, Robin (Chris) Hill of Mesa, AZ, Michael (Nancy) Porter of Hanford, CA, John (Elizabeth) Borba of Benicia, CA , Matthew Borba of El Cerrito, CA and six great grandchildren, Carter Jacobs, Riley Jacobs, Brady Porter, Emerie Porter, Charlotte Borba and Vivian Hill. The joys of Lenore's life were her faith and her family. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. We have been blessed to have had our lives touched by Lenore. She was a truly sweet, kind, and loving soul.

A service in her memory will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 14th 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church, 415 N. Redington Street Hanford, CA.

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Donations in Lenore's memory may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Deacon's Fund, 415 N. Redington Street Hanford, CA 93230

Tributes and condolences may be made at

Arrangements entrusted to Miller Memorial Chapel, 1120 W. Goshen Ave., Visalia, CA (559) 732-8371.

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