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Lynn Austin Porter
April 12, 1936 ~ June 28, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Lynn Austin Porter passed away peacefully on June 28, 2023, at the age of 87 surrounded by family.
Lynn was born on April 12, 1936, in Smoot Wyoming (Forest Dale), to his father Wilford Austin Porter, and his mother Alice Elnora Johnson. After attending BYU he met a cute beautician and married his eternal companion Seloma Cluff on June 15, 1961, in the Salt Lake Temple.
Lynn provided for his family by working as a butcher at the local grocery store and hauling milk while building up the ranch. Lynn enjoyed retirement after driving the school bus for 26 years. In between bus routes, Lynn worked the Open Box L Ranch in Grover Wyoming which he owned and operated for 43 years before moving to Utah. Many fond memories were built in Star Valley Wyoming.
Lynn was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was called as a missionary to the Northern States Mission. Lynn served in many other various church callings. Throughout his life, he loved helping and serving his neighbors. After retirement, he enjoyed memorizing and reciting cowboy poetry, making knives, and looking for projects that he could custom-make. Lynn enjoyed watching BYU football and the Utah Jazz with his family. Lynn and Seloma cherished, honored, and celebrated 62 years of marriage last month. Dad’s favorite pastime is doing projects with his three sons.
Lynn is survived by his wife Seloma, children Wynn (Cindy) Porter of Tooele, Utah; Utah; Lance (Lisa) Porter of Vernal, Utah, and Kip (Tricia) Porter of Stansbury Park, and two sisters Florence Neuenschwander Seegmiller and Betty Pendleton. Lynn has 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Lynn was preceded in death by his son Tracy Porter, parents Wilford Austin & Alice Johnson, two brothers (Max and Melvin Porter), and, three sisters (Eva Nyberg, Della Mae Gibbons, and Louise Collins)
Funeral services will be held on July 7, 2023, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meeting house located at 691 East Cedarview Street, Tooele UT at 12:00 pm with a viewing before the service at 10:30 am – 11:45 pm. A graveside service will be held at the Grover Wyoming Cemetery on July 8, 2023, at 12:00 noon.