Obituaries - Oct. 18, 2007

Helen Nadine Weylandt Porter

Helen Nadine Weylandt Porter was born Dec. 19, 1922 in the Township of Strong's Prairie, Wis., near Arkdale, Wis., and died Oct. 11, 2007 at Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta.

Mrs. Porter graduated from Adams/Friendship High School in 1940. The following year, she married James Winston Porter, who became a career army officer. Lt. Col. and Mrs. Porter lived in Darmstadt, Germany from 1946 through 1949, and later Vicenza, Italy, returning to the United States for tours of duty in Ft. Sill, Okla.; Ft. Lee, Va.; Fifth Army Headquarters in Chicago, Ill., and The Department of Defense Inspector General Field Office in Cincinnati, Ohio, and ending in Atlanta, in 1967.

Mrs. Porter was always a member of the Officer's Wives Club, acting as volunteer manager of the Ft. Gillem Army Base Thrift Shop for thirty years. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son, Jeffrey Wendell Porter, her sister, Lillian Ostby, and her brother, William Weylandt.

She is survived by her beloved husband, James, and three nieces, Susan Jones of Upland, Calif., Karen Weylandt, of Portland, Ore., and Joann Schrage, of McFarland, Wis.

Funeral Services will be held at Pope Dickson & Son Morrow Chapel on Saturday Oct. 20 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Edward Judy will officiate. Visitation will be held on Friday Oct. 19 from 2-4 p.m., and 4-8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the "No Kill Animal Society" of the Clayton County Humane Society, 7910 North McDonough Street, Jonesboro, Ga., 30236, and to the Paralyzed Veteran's Association of Atlanta, 1700 Clairmont Road, Decatur, Ga., 30033.

She will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Pope Dickson & Son Morrow Chapel, (770) 961-2700.