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Remembering Pete Porter: 'I didn't even have time to pray'


March 28, 2018

PETE AND RUTH Porter on their wedding day, Feb. 15, 1958, in Roseville, Calif. Ruth sent this photo to The New Era in 2014, noting that they were closing in on their 60th anniversary, which would have been this year. We held on to it, hoping they would reach that milestone and we could do a story, but Ruth died the following year.

Editor's Note: Following is the eulogy delivered by Alex Paul, former publisher of The New Era, at the March 17 memorial service for Pete Porter, who wrote for The New Era from 1978 to 1995 and is remembered well by many Sweet Home residents.

By Alex Paul

Good afternoon. My name is Alex Paul and I would like to say how honored and happy I was when Valerie Snider asked me to talk about my dear friend, Pete Porter.

Being so happy at a memorial service may seem a bit odd, but not if you knew Pete.

Next to his wedding day and the birth of his two children, this is the day Pete has looked for...

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