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In Memory of

Seldon Kidder Porter

March 24, 1935 - September 11, 2017

Obituary


Seldon Kidder Porter was born March 24, 1935 to Raymond Seldon Porter and Hazel Porter in Port Angeles, Washington. Throughout his youth, Seldon rode horses, tinkered with hot rods and traversed Olympic National Park. Seldon's diverse career began as an Air Force instrument technician for four year. Upon discharge, he moved to Los Angeles, California, took auto body classes and met his wife, Carol Wall. Carol was wooed by one of Seldon's rhymes and the two were married on December 21, 1961 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Seldon's career path included working at the ship yards...

Seldon Kidder Porter was born March 24, 1935 to Raymond Seldon Porter and Hazel Porter in Port Angeles, Washington. Throughout his youth, Seldon rode horses, tinkered with hot rods and traversed Olympic National Park. Seldon's diverse career began as an Air Force instrument technician for four year. Upon discharge, he moved to Los Angeles, California, took auto body classes and met his wife, Carol Wall. Carol was wooed by one of Seldon's rhymes and the two were married on December 21, 1961 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Seldon's career path included working at the ship yards as a fitter, owner of Porter's Towing and Service Station, logging and finally retiring in 1995 from the Operating Engineers Local 302. Seldon enjoyed retirement on island time and spent his days driving pilot cars, working on the cabin at Center Island, crabbing, fishing, traveling and sipping coffee at Jeno's with the boys. On Monday, September 11, 2017, Seldon passed away peacefully in his sleep. He is proceeded in death by both parents and his wife, of 56 years, Carol Porter. Seldon is survived by his son, Raymond (Sandra) Porter with grandchildren, Amanda and Ray; daughter, Susan (Kendall) Johnson with grandson, Brady; and sisters, Ruth (Gerald) Crapo and Mary (Paul) Loyle. All family and friends are invited to celebrate Seldon's life at Peace Lutheran Church in Monroe on September 16, 2107, at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow at the church with snacks and refreshments. Seldon will be remembered by those who spent countless hours working with, and for him on motorcycles, dirt bikes, boats and a variety of other projects. His passion was inspiring people to have a stable future doing what they love; a legacy that many obtained by those hours spent tinkering with Seldon.