Wilma C. Porter
February 7, 1933 – September 28, 2020
Wilma C. (Lea) Porter passed away on September 28, 2020, surrounded by the love of her family. She was born a coal miner’s daughter to Adolph A. Connard and Virginia Marion Connard on February 7, 1933 in Cedar Grove, WV.
Lea was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, one sister, and her husband Col. Vernon R. Porter, USA, Retired.
She is survived by her two daughters, Patricia Morrow and her husband Dan and Beverly Koch and her husband Howard; 3 granddaughters; 6 great-grandchildren; many other relatives and dear friends.
Lea was a devoted mother and military spouse. Her family was her most cherished accomplishment. She spent endless hours gardening and reading. A Graveside Service will be 11:15 am, Friday, November 27, 2020 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery (Shelter #2).
Please make memorial contributions to the charity of your choice. “Take me home, country roads.”
- She is survived by her two daughters, Patricia Morrow and her husband Dan and Beverly Koch and her husband Howard; 3 granddaughters; 6 great-grandchildren; many other relatives and dear friends.
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Friday, November 27, 2020
Wilma C. Porter
Peter and Karen Mangan
November 28, 2020
We got to know Lea at Henry House when my mother, Beverly, moved there in the summer of 2019. Lea was one of the first residents we met. She was stylish and welcoming. She and my mom became friends and sat next to each other in the dining room. Lea made Bev’s transition to Henry House easier. We will miss Lea’s wit and good nature.
November 26, 2020
It was a pleasure working for and becoming friends with Ms. Lea. She made a tremendous impact on my life and I’ll always remember her kind spirit and love for animals. My family will be making a contribution to San Antonio Animal Care Services in her honor so that many more pets can find a forever home.
November 20, 2020
Lea and my mother were great friends for many years. My mother is in ill-health herself in Austin and we will unfortunately be unable to attend the service. However, I know my mother would want me to relay both a heart-felt remembrance of their close friendship and a sincere "Thank You!" for all the wonderful times they had together in San Antonio. Lea was always such a joy to be around and, in the later years, I was blessed to see my mother's face light up whenever she was able to talk to Lea on the phone. She will be missed.
Emy & Tom
October 10, 2020
Lea was a dear next door neighbor in San Antonio, and we have remained close friends since 1983 when we moved out of state. We shared meals together, and I always got to see her when returning to San Antonio . We saw her daughters grow up to be fine young ladies, marry, and have families of their own. She always sent Christmas cards and birthday cards, and kept in touch by phone. What a blessing to have her in our lives. She will be sorely missed by her many friends.
Lloyd and Tina