Patricia Ann Porter, 91, a longtime resident of Bagley, died Nov. 4 at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames.
A celebration of life will be hosted by her family at a later date, which will be communicated in various forms.
Patricia (Pat) was born Feb. 9, 1928, in Bagley, the daughter of Velma Hildebaugh Erps and Benjamin Erps. Pat was raised in Bagley, graduated from Bagley High School and then attended and graduated from State College of Iowa (Teacher’s College) in Cedar Falls.
She was a second grade teacher at West Union and Jefferson and continued to work at the YJB community school at various capacities in Bagley.
She met Robert (Bob) Porter and they were married at the bride’s home on July 16, 1950. They lived much of their married life in Bagley.
Pat took pleasure in spending time with friends and family; especially her daughter-in-law, Brinda Porter, and great-grandson, John. She enjoyed going to craft shows with her husband, Bob, who was a woodworker, and camping with her family. She took delight in rolling around her kitchen and talking to friends, reading the newspaper, watching nature out her window and television, and playing little pranks on her loved ones.
She is survived by her daughter, Susan Partridge; grandsons: Travis, Trent and Tanner Partridge, of Elkhorn; granddaughter Kelly (Porter) Schaefer, of Rosemount, Minn.; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Bob; and son Mark.
Services were provided by Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home and Cremation Care of Jefferson.