Naomi M. Brown Porter
Naomi M. Porter was born in a farmhouse southeast of Alta on July 9, 1906, the eldest of two children of Marvin L. and Gertrude G. (Fanning) Brown. At the time of her death she had reached the age of 92 years, 10 months and nine days. Among the first things her mother and father taught her was to believe in Jesus Christ and to have faith in God, which she lived by throughout her life. At a very early age she was baptized and confirmed into the Christian faith and became a member of First Methodist Church in Alta in 1917, of which she was a member for many years, later transferring her membership to United Methodist Church in Storm Lake.
She spent her entire life in the Alta community, receiving her elementary and high school education in the rural schools near Alta and the Alta Consolidated School. She enjoyed working in the field of religion. Later in life she wished to further her education, accepting the opportunity to train for civil investigating, where she worked with a large company in that department for 15 years. In 1957 and 1958 she wished for more education and completed a two-year course for professional landscape design, hoping to continue with that work. But she was unable to because of members of her family being ill and needing her care. Later she also furthered her education with the learning of the Essential Fundamentals of Law and Business.
Visiting her home and viewing the landscaped lawns and flower borders gave you the feeling of what a capable, intelligent, understanding and talented lady she was and how she loved God's given beauty. On Feb. 21, 1925 she was united in marriage to Clifford E. Porter of Alta in the parsonage of First Methodist Church in Alta by the Rev. George Eggleston, pastor of the church. To this union three children were born Quinlan D., Frances K. and Verlyn L.
In April of 1930 when Clifford's parents passed away, before their passing they asked for and made plans for their youngest son, Wayne, to make his home with Clifford, Naomi and their family, which lasted for almost seven years. During this time he received his high school and further education. Their occupation was farming until Clifford's ill health forced him to retire from the heavy duties of farming in 1955. They continued living on the farm until they moved into their new home in Alta in 1960. Naomi had a deep love and concern for her husband, her children and their families, and her friends and acquaintances.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Clifford E. in 1976, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin L. Brown in 1967, who lived in Storm Lake.
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