A Celebration of a life well lived will be held for Charles Edward ‘Charlie’ Porter at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 19, 2022 at the Baptist Chapel in Cortez, CO. Pastor Dan Kelso and Pastor Mark Coffey will officiate. Inurnment will follow at Summit Ridge Cemetery in Dolores, CO.
Charlie was born January 14, 1930 in Cortez, CO the son of James Grogan and Rowena E. (Drury) Porter. He passed away on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at his residence at the age of 92. Charlie enjoyed life and was full of love and laughter. Charlie was known for the love he had for his wife and family. He enjoyed cooking, fishing and woodworking. He will be dearly missed.
Surviving Charlie are his wife, Florence ‘Flo’ Porter of Cortez, CO (married on April 21, 2007); his daughter, Millie Lyman (Steve) of Sacramento, CA; his step-children, Patty Volpe of Aurora, OH, Kelley Yearout (Allison) of Salt Lake City, UT, Michelle Terry (Clay) of Elizabeth, CO, Gina Bowers (Blaine) of Cortez, CO, and Doug Yearout (Jennifer) of Waddell, AZ; 14 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren. Charlie was preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers, Ben Clark Porter, and Jimmy Porter.
Memorial contributions can be made in Charlie’s name to Hospice of Montezuma, PO Box 740, Cortez, CO 81321, https://hospiceofmontezuma.org/giving/, or the Baptist Chapel, 159 N. Dolores Rd., Cortez, CO 81321.