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Marilyn Low Porter


Last updated 11/22/2021 at 12:20pm

Marilyn Low Porter

Marilyn Low Porter, 97, of Canal Fulton, Ohio, died peacefully Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, at the Chapel Hill Retirement Community.

As the daughter of Frederick L. Low and Elsie M. Low, she grew up in Ridgewood, N.J., and graduated from Ridgewood High School in 1942. She later moved to Pearl River, N.Y., where she met her husband of 53 years, John. They later lived in Ramsey, N.J., where they raised a family, before retiring to Pisgah Forest.

She was a vibrant woman who enjoyed riding horses into her 80s and playing spirited games of Yahtzee and Spite and Malice, during the golden hours of the evening. She was a member of St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Brevard for whom she knitted scarves to send to the seaman, even after moving to Chapel Hill. Her family will fondly remember her quietly whistling off-key on snowy, family filled Christmas mornings, and making rainy day blanket forts with her grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. John N. Porter; sister, Audrey Proctor; and daughters, Cheryl Lynn Eyles and Dr. Mary Allen Porter.

She is survived by her son, Dr. John (Dr. Kathy) Porter, and daughter, Susan (Michael) Pearch; grandchildren; Jonathan Eyles, Ashley (Jimmy) McGhee, Lauren Pearch, Alexander Porter, and Lisa Porter; and great-granddaughter, Kathryn McGhee.

She was an avid animal lover and would tell harrowing stories of her cat, Martini, and beloved service dog, Abbey. Because of this love, the family requests that any memorials be made to One of a Kind Pet Rescue in Akron, Ohio.

Her surviving family will gather in Pisgah Forest next year to celebrate her life.


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