The Curry Coastal Pilot

Lynn C. Porter, 64, of Gold Beach, passed away July 5, 2012, in Gold Beach.

Lynn was born Sept. 10, 1947, in Prineville, to Lonzo and Helen (Lehmer) Sikes.

She grew up in Crook County until moving to Salem to finish high school.

Lynn lived most of her adult life in Portland working as a telex operator for various different companies in the medical field.

She married Gary Porter Feb. 14, 1998, in Gold Beach.

Lynn enjoyed spending time with her family, shopping and watching television.

Survivors include her husband Gary of Gold Beach; daughter Bobbi Steckler of Oregon City; son Christopher Mettert of Oregon City; grandson Casey Steckler; sister RaeLea Brower of Oregon City; brother Lonnie Sikes of Chatsworth, Calif.; nephew Jeff Swetz, and niece Jodi Martell.

A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 20, 2012, at Oregon City Christian Church, 1179 South End Road in Oregon City.

Lynn will be laid to rest with her parents at the Juniper Haven Cemetery in Prineville .

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Submitted by Redwood Memorial Chapel.