Bert Marlin Porter

5/21/1940 ~ 10/11/2020

Bert Marlin Porter 80, returned to his loving Heavenly Father October 11, 2020. Bert was born on May 21, 1940 to Norma Porter Jansson. He married the love of his life, Elva Zufelt Porter on June 8, 1963 and built their home to raise their family. Together they lived their lives in Mt. Pleasant, UT where they raised their two beautiful daughters , Tracy (Porter) Larsen and Kim (Porter) Sanderson.

Bert graduated from North Sanpete High School where he excelled in track, football and basketball. Upon graduating, he joined the Utah National Guard.

Bert spent most of his life working at the Moroni Processing Plant doing odd jobs until he found his passion as a mechanic. Bert worked alongside some of his lifelong best friends. He was a very hard worker but knew how to crack jokes to get the guys to laugh.

Bert loved to be outdoors, riding in the hills and hunting or working in his garage building and fixing. He was a handyman. Nothing could keep him down. He was also a gardener and a landscaper. He would pride himself on having a beautiful yard, no matter the season. Bert loved to go out shooting. He taught many of his grandkids and even great grandkids. The mountains were his sanctuary. If he wasn’t hunting with his sons-in-law, he was driving his side by side with his wife, daughters or great grandkids, finding beauty in every ride.

Bert is survived by his wife Elva, his children, Tracy (Chad) Larsen and Kim (Dale) Sanderson, his 4 grandkids, Candice, Lindsay, Cory and Alisha, and his 5 great grandkids, Keerah, Braylin, Cooper, Dreyson and Oaklee.
Preceded in death by his mom Norma Porter Jansson, his sister Betty Jansson and his uncle George Porter.

Graveside services will be held Friday, October 16 at 11:00 am at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

4 Responses to “Bert Marlin Porter”

  1. Jim & Kathy Ericksen says:

    Our hearts are full of sorrow at this time. Words cannot begin to express the love we have for your beautiful family. I loved Bert, he was always so kind to me. We are praying for your dear family to find peace at this time. Tracy, Kim and family please know how much you are loved! He will be deeply missed.

  2. Jim Berlin says:

    Bert,
    I’m sorry that I never made it back to have that beer with you but I will in the future. You are a good man and I’m proud to be able to call you a friend.
    Jim

  3. Kent Petersen says:

    To the porter family. My condolence to all. And to the the a girl who left a special place in my life. I would like to have a great time seeing you and your daughter candice. When I seen her and she said mom dads hear that just warmed my heart..if you can talk text me love to catch up on old times. I’ve never forgot you a friend forever email. outcatin@gmail.com talk to you soon.

  4. Verla Smith says:

    Dear Tracy, Kim and families, Know of our deepest sympathy at this time, may you find comfort in family and dear friends.

Condolences