Martha Ellen (Lancaster) Porter
Martha Ellen (Lancaster) Porter, long time New Castle resident, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on July 17, 2015. A kind caring woman of grace and dignity, she was born March 12, 1927 to William W. and B. Ellen Lancaster in Grand Junction.
On November 15, 1949 she married Barton Porter, the love of her life and so began a union that embraced raising six sons, operating a ranch together, and transforming the Alkali Creek valley into irrigated, productive meadows. Martha and Barton were a frequent team at livestock sales, in the hay fields, and at athletic events where, as an enthusiastic sports fan, she vocally cheered on her sons and grandchildren. Reading, good conversation, and scrap booking enriched many hours of her productive life. Martha enjoyed driving and sightseeing. Her driving adventures were considered “Legendary” and have even been written about in the Glenwood Post. Even with the loss of her husband and three of her sons Martha always showed strength and dignity through the most difficult times, always concerned more for others than herself and trusting in the Lord. She will be missed by all who loved and respected her.
Martha Porter is survived by sons Dan (Marge) Porter of Collbran, Eric (Marilyn) Porter of Imnaha, Oregon, and Terry (Mary) Porter of New Castle, daughter in law, Marla Porter, of New Castle; sisters Mary Ann Romisch of Clifton and Loretta Harrison of Grand Junction, brothers Carl Lancaster of Florence, Co and Paul (Dianne) Lancaster of Clifton and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Barton Porter; brothers George, Roy, John, baby Danny Ray Lancaster, sons Bill Porter, Mike Porter and Alan Porter.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, July 29 at 10:30 a.m. at The Porter Ranch — 2571 County Road 314 — New Castle, Colorado
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