Marilyn B. Porter, 89, of Anchorage, Alaska, passed away on October 14, 2023, to be with our Lord and Savior. Despite the passing years, she embraced herself with a youthful outlook. Marilyn was born on December 3, 1933, in Live Oak, California, and was one of seven siblings. She graduated from Live Oak High School in 1951, where she later raised her family. In 1981, Marilyn and her beloved husband Jack relocated to Anchorage, Alaska. Marilyn devoted her professional life as a diligent and dedicated accountant earning the admiration and respect of her colleagues. Even after retiring, Marilyn continued her service to the community by volunteering at Alaska Regional Hospital until April 2020. Marilyn was a faithful and loved member of Jewel Lake Church of the Nazarene for over 25 years. Family was the center of Marilyn's life and her greatest joy. She loved being surrounded by her loved ones in Alaska, Oregon, and California. She always had a smile on her face whenever she had the chance to see and talk to her family. She cherished the moments spent at her cabin on the Kenai, where she could admire the beautiful scenery and enjoy the company of family and friends while they went fishing, sat around the fire, or played card games. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Pam 1973; her son, Craig 2009; and her husband, Jack Porter 2001.
She is survived by her sister, Carol Mooney, California; 3 grandchildren: Layne (Pam) Johnson of Grants Pass, OR; Monica (Carlos) Valenzuela of Anchorage, AK; Lance (Celeste) Johnson of Anchorage, AK; and her daughter-in-law, Sherry Johnson of Grants Pass, OR; as well as 7 great-grandchildren. She will be remembered as a generous young at heart woman who touched the lives of many, her presence will be deeply missed by all who knew her. May she rest in eternal youth, and the peace knowing that she made a lasting difference in the lives of those around her. John 16:22 "Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy."