Glennis Jean (Dumler) Porter, 66, of Parker, Colo., beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009.
Glennis was born Jan. 12, 1943 in Winsor, Colo. to Lillie and Hy Dumler. At an early age, their family moved from Colorado to Toppenish.
In 1947 her parents purchased the family farm in Outlook on Chute Road.
Glennis attended Outlook School through the eighth grade, and continued her education in Sunnyside schools through graduation in 1961. After high school, she attended Charm Beauty School in Yakima. She was a practicing beautician for many years.
Glennis married Wayne Porter on April 14, 1967 and moved to Yakima. After a number of moves the family settled in Auburn, where they raised their three children. In 1995 Wayne's job took him and Glennis to Parker.
Through the years, Glennis had worked in the dental field and became a very proficient chair side assistant and receptionist. She loved people. Her last employer of 12 years was Bassett, Wallace, Selner and Taylor of Denver, Colo.
Glennis is survived by her husband, Wayne Porter of Parker; two daughters, Vanessa Porter-Jager of Tacoma and Pamelynn Porter-Queen of Arlington; a son, Wayne Porter II (Tiffany) of Monroe; a sister, Mildred Devoe (Donald) of Selah. She will be missed dearly by her seven grandchildren, Rayann Queen, McKenna Jager, Kayla Porter, Carmen Morrison, Austin Jager, Brittany Porter and Jade Porter.
She was preceded in death by both of her parents; and a brother, Donald Dumler.
Glennis had a passionate love for horses. She bred, raised, rode and showed American Quarter Horses for more than 40 years. She qualified numerous horses for the AQHA World Show and the Bayer Amateur Select AQHA World Championship Show when she was an exhibitor in 2005 and 2006. She lived for her horses!!!
The family would like to have you join us in a celebration of her life with services to be held Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at 2 p.m., at Sunnyside Presbyterian Church, 737 South 16th Street in Sunnyside, with internment to follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside.
A no host gathering will be held at Snipes Mountain Brewery, Inc., 905 Yakima Highway, from 5-7:30 pm.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in the name of Glennis Porter. A receptacle will be available at the services for donations or you may make a donation directly to the Foundation. We need to find a cure, Thank You.
Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside is in charge or arrangements.