|Birth: ||Aug. 24, 1917|
|Death: ||Aug. 16, 1998|
Laverne Emmett Porter was given the same name as his father, but while his dad was known as Laverne, he was called Emmett.
His parents were farmers and the family was very mobile, living in many places throughout Oregon as Emmett was growing up. His siblings were Mary, Jerry, Frank, Tiny and Bill.
During WWII Emmett worked as a civilian in the shipyards with the Merchant Marines. He was at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 when it was attacked and he took cover in the nearby jail.
In 1944 Emmett married Annabelle Bennett in Salem, Oregon. They had one child, Barbara Marie. She was born in 1945 and died at 7 months of age of septicemia while the family was on a visit with Emmett's family in Eastern Oregon.
He and Annabelle raised onions in Labish area near Brooks, Oregon north of Salem. They belonged to an onion coop called the Lucky 7.
He had several strokes and for many years he was challenged with slurred speech, but he never lost his sense of humor. He loved to garden and take care of his lawn.
Laverne Emmett Porter (1889 - 1954)
Lena "Rachel" Van Patten Porter (1892 - 1961)
Annabelle M. Bennett Porter (1921 - 2000)
Barbara Marie Porter (1945 - 1946)*
Mary Ann Porter Hing (1913 - 2005)*
Jerard L. Porter (1915 - 1980)*
Francis Adelbert Porter (1916 - 2009)*
Laverne "Emmett" Porter (1917 - 1998)
Henrietta Helen Porter Lindquist (1918 - 2005)*
William Bernard Porter (1920 - 2001)*
Belle Passi Memorial Mausoleum
Plot: Belle Passi Mausoleum
Maintained by: Phyllis (Porter) Zegers
Originally Created by: P Wilson Foley
Record added: May 02, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51909009