Marjorie Porter


Marjorie Anne (Becker, Clopine) Porter died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023 at Nye Pointe in Fremont.  

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont.  Rev. Michael McGregor will officiate.  Visitation will be on Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 5-7 p.m., also at Moser Memorial Chapel.  Private interment will be at a later date. 

Memorials may be made to the family for a later designation. 

Arrangements are with Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont.

Marjorie Anne (Becker, Clopine) Porter was born Jan. 21, 1939 to Brainard R. (B.R.) and Margaret (Key) Becker in Oak Forest, Arkansas. When her father was called for service in World War II, B.R. took Marjorie and her brother, Nelson, to live with his parents, Logan A. and Marjorie (Becker) Clopine, in Franklin, Neb. In 1947, they were both adopted by their grandparents. She graduated from Franklin High School in 1957 and then attended college at Colorado Women’s College for a year. She then graduated with a double major in Vocational Home Economics and Art from Kearney State College in Kearney in 1961. She taught at Cambridge for a year before marrying Robert Porter on May 27, 1962. They both taught for a year at Oxford, Neb. before moving to Wayne, where Robert taught for many years and Marjorie was a homemaker while raising their children. Robert passed away in 2007 and Marjorie moved to Fremont in 2011.  

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Fremont and the Women’s Circle at church.  She was a part of the church’s Prayer Shawl Crochet group and also crocheted baby blankets for baptisms. 

Survivors include her daughter, Rebecca R. (Jay) Dirkschneider of Fremont; son, Rodney R. Porter of Reno, Nevada; brother, Nelson Clopine of Weslaco, Texas; and three grandchildren, Anya and Alex Porter and Jasmine Dirkschneider. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Robert, and daughters, Mary and Marsha Porter.