Jessie Porter, age 74, of Garnett, Kansas, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at Residential Living Center, Garnett.
She was born October 29, 1942, at Long Beach, California, the daughter of Lee and Ermila (Cobos) Gonzales. Jessie came to Kansas in the mid-1960s where she worked for many years at H.D. Lee in Ottawa, Kansas, Warner's Manufacturing in Garnett, and later retiring from Pence I.G.A.
Jessie enjoyed sewing, making clothes for her family and Halloween costumes, trips to Silver Dollar City with her grandchildren and long-time friend, Lloyd Sutton. She loved to cook, and was known for her excellent burritos, and would often gift a dozen on your birthday. Jessie never knew a stranger and was known for her spunky demeanor. Customers at Pence's would often wait to check out just to be in her lane. Spending the last few years at the Residential Living Center, she grew to be dearly loved by the staff and made many friendships along the way. At the end of each visit, you could hear her give a farewell, "Be careful".
Her greatest joy was spending time with and watching her grandchildren grow.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Ermila Gonzales; great granddaughter, Alexis Bowen; one sister, Nora Pereira; and one brother, Lee Gonzales Jr.
Jessie is survived by two daughters, Lori Lloyd and husband Alan of Burlington, Kansas; Karen Katzer and husband Larry of Garnett, Kansas; five grandchildren, Brandi Lloyd and husband Christepher Bowen; Shauni Lloyd and Kendra Lloyd, all of Burlington, Kansas; Reah Bures and husband Philip of Garnett; Brogen Katzer and fiancé Kate Ehmke of Frisco, Texas; seven great grandchildren; one sister, Linda Dominguez of California.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Monday, October 23, 2017, at Holy Angels Catholic Church, Garnett, with burial to follow in the Holy Angels Cemetery. A rosary will be held at 6:30 p.m. with visitation to follow on Sunday evening at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service in Garnett.
Memorial contributions may be made to W.I.N.G.S. or to the Residential Living Center Activity Fund and may be left in the care of the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel at PO Box 408, Garnett, Kansas.
You may send your condolences to the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.