Obituaries (08/25/2012)

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CASSADY – Debra Cassady, 57, a resident of San Antonio, passed away Thursday, August 16.  She worked at the Presbyterian Hospital of Socorro. Debra is survived by her daughter, Kelly Chittenden; son, Kenny Miller; and her husband, Richard Cassady. A memorial service will be held at Daniels Funeral Home in Socorro, Thursday, August 23, at 6 p.m. Arrangements are being handled by the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., 505-864-4448, where an online guest register is available at www.noblinfuneralservice.com.

PORTER – Neita  M. Porter, 95, passed away peacefully at her home in Apache Creek, N.M. on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Tahoka, Texas on Nov. 23, 1916 to Arch Evander and Maudie Mae (Ellis) McPhaul. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Horace Porter; her son, Clinton Leon Porter; her parents; two brothers; and one sister. Neita was a life long resident of Catron County. She enjoyed teaching at numerous schools in her early years. She was a devoted member of the Reserve Presbyterian Community Church. Neita enjoyed reading and working in her yard. More than anything, “Grammie” loved and adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her family meant so much to her and she loved spending time with them. Neita is survived by her devoted daughter, Deon Julian and husband Albert; her grandchildren, Charles Porter and wife Brenda; Steve Porter and wife Bobbi; Travis Julian and wife Jane; Brad Julian; Jay Todd Julian and wife Angie; and Chanda Cox and husband Keith; her daughter in law, Janet Porter-Carrejo; and her son in law, Darrell Julian. She also enjoyed eleven great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and many other loving family members and friends. Funeral Services will be held at the Reserve Presbyterian Community Church at a later date, as arrangements are still pending at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions or  donations may be given in Neita’s honor to the Reserve Community Church, PO Box 430, Reserve, NM 87830; the Reserve Senior Center, PO Box 481, Reserve, NM 87830; or SolAmor Hospice, 7301 Indian School Road NE Ste B, Albuquerque, NM 87110. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Neita’s care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services, 309 Garfield St., Socorro, NM 87801. 575-835-1530