Col. Scott Spencer Porter
Col. Scott Spencer Porter, formerly of Missoula, died on the anniversary of September 11, 2014, in Nevada City, Calif. Scott was born in Missoula on September 28, 1929, to C.S. and Julia Porter.
He attended Paxson Elementary School, Missoula County High School and the University of Montana, graduating in 1951. He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. A member of the Air Force ROTC, he entered the service as a second lieutenant upon graduation.
As a career officer, he attended Georgetown University and obtained his master’s degree at the University of Colorado. After serving in Germany and Vietnam, Scott was stationed at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. He also spent three years at the Rand Corporation in Santa Monica, Calif., and then retired while at Offutt Air Force base in Omaha, Nebr., in 1975.
In 1980, Scott and his wife Beverly moved to Nevada City and enjoyed many trips in their RV through the years. His survivors, in addition to wife Beverly, include daughters Carol and Janet Porter, Nancy Porter Forman; and stepdaughters Constance Olson and Dawn Podesta. Others are his brother, John Porter and wife Kay of Deer Lodge, and their family; and his 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Scott has been cremated, and there will be a memorial with the color guard at the Western Montana Veterans Cemetery in Missoula at a later date. An announcement will be made in the Missoulian.
Julia Jane Evans Goldie
Julia Jane Evans Goldie passed away peacefully September 13, 2014 in Seattle, Wash. at the Golden Age of 102.
She was surrounded by many members of her family; children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was loved by all who knew her.
Wonderful memories will be with us always.
Julia was born to Hilda Jacobson Evans and Webster D Evans on June 11, 1912, at Racetrack. Julia attended high school in Deer Lodge and then went on to Butte Business College. She married Victor M. Goldie on July 3, 1933. Together they had two children; Joyce and Ben.
Julia worked as a dispatch operator for the Department of Motor Vehicles and was also supervisor for the re-issue Department in Deer Lodge, until she retired in 1977. After the death of her husband in 1989, she began to spend winters in Seattle with her daughter, Joyce. Eventually becoming a full time resident. She lived with Joyce and family until her death.
Julia loved to travel and spent many vacations with her daughter and family. Also, she traveled with her brother, Robert and his wife Joyce. Her last trip to Hawaii was at 100 years of age. In addition to her love of travel she enjoyed cooking, entertaining her family while still in her home in Deer Lodge. She also, learned to crochet in her later years. Therefore every member of her family received a blanket up unto the time that she could no longer see well enough to make the afghans.
Julia is survived by her two children; Joyce Ask (Kjartan), and Ben Goldie (Wanda). Nine grandchildren; Kay Etherington (Jeff), Scott Goldie, Erik Ask, Julie Hjelle (Mark), Donny White (MaryJo), Victoria Smith, Amanda Goldie, Brenda Piatt (Ben), and Bridget McBride (Mark). Twenty-one great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Also a brother, George Evans of Missoula.
Julia was predeceased by her husband, Victor. Parents, Hilda and Web Evans. Two sisters, Elizabeth and Ruth. Three brothers; Joseph, Orrin and Robert. Also, a granddaughter; Ellen Siefner.
A celebration of Julia’s life will be held at The Presbyterian Church in Deer Lodge on Friday, September 26, 2014, at 11 a.m. Eastern Star Graveside Services will follow.
Memorial Contributions may be given to Highlands Hospice of Deer Lodge, or Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children.
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