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Rosalie A. Porter of Dewey, AZ passed away on February 5th, 2018.  She was born on April 28, 1933 in Hays, KS to Anton J. and Rose Kuhn.  She was proceeded in death, October 2017, by the love of her life, James “Jimbo”.  James and Rosalie were married for 67 as much as she loved her family it was difficult for her to be apart from him.


She is survived by her 5 children; Jacque Leerssen (Darcy) of Columbus GA , Ronald Porter (Kathryn) of Boise, ID, Craig Porter (Liz) of Tucson, AZ, Beth Myers (Warren) and Andy (Cyndi) of Phoenix, AZ.  She was the proud Grandma of 14 grandchildren and 33 Great Grandchildren with two more on the way.  Rosalie was the 17th of 17 children.  She is survived by her sisters Leona (Steve) Keller and Aggie Zwenger and a brother John (Carolyn) Kuhn as well many nieces and nephews.


She grew up on a farm in Ellis and later moved to Pratt Kansas.  In 1950 she married James A. Porter.  In 1995 they moved to Phoenix with their young family looking for new opportunities.  She worked in the semi-conductor industry for most of her career starting on the line and worked her way up to a 3 shift supervisor.  She lived in Ellis and Pratt, KS, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Overgaard and Dewey, AZ.  She loved to bake and was well known in the communities she lived for her incredible cookies and desserts. She loved to volunteer and spent her retirement with her husband James donating their time, resources, home made baked and hand made goods.  She volunteered for many organizations, her three favorites were Heber/Overgaard Host, St. Vincent DePaul food bank of Prescott Valley and Dewey Humboldt Elementary School.  She loved her children and grandchildren and taught them many important life lessons; to work hard, strive to be the best, always do your best and say thank you in words, actions and in writing.