Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Kristin George Porter

My beautiful sister Kristin George Porter passed away peacefully this afternoon at about 3 p.m. Her husband Brian and children Elise and Gardner were with her at her passing. Just prior to her passing at 11:30 a.m., Pastor John performed a last rites ceremony. All of her family and closest friends were in attendance. We all had the opportunity to say goodbye to her. We believe she heard us.

As Catholics and Christians, we believe in everlasting life. We believe that when we die, our souls are reunited with God and Jesus in heaven. My family believes that Kristin has been an angel to us on earth and her new mission will be to do God's work in heaven. We believe she will be our Guardian Angel. We believe she will be reunited with all of our relatives who have passed including her beautiful still-born daughter Lauren. Of course, our greatest challenge is letting her go and coping through our huge loss. Although we'll never understand why this has happened to such a beautiful human being, we understand that it was never in our hands.

We will keep you appraised of wake and funeral plans through this blog. Thank you for all of your prayers. There is a beautiful new soul in heaven.

Love, Renee


  1. Renee and family. Words are woefully insufficient. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.

  2. My best wishes and prayers go to the George and Porter families at this time of great loss. May fond memories of Kristen ease your pain.

  3. Very best wishes and prayers. I am so sorry to hear about your lost.
    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. ~unknown

  4. To the George and Porter families, especially Brian and the children,

    You don't know me and I never heard of Kristin until a few moments ago from a post on Facebook from one of Kristin's high school friends. I've read some of Kristin's blog entries and she seems like such a wonderful person. I am so sorry for your immense loss.

    My wife passed away from breast cancer in September 2009 at age 33, leaving behind 3 boys who were then ages 1, 3 & 5, so I understand what you've been going through and will continue to endure.

    Brian, if you'd ever like to talk to someone who's traveled your very difficult road, please feel free to contact me through the website we set up for my wife www.pinkribbonsforjen.com.

    Again, my condolences in this time of heartache and loss.

    Gary Evans

  5. I am so sorry to hear of your loss! My prayers are with you, the family left behind because I believe she is in a better place now and is finally at peace.

  6. She, you and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers for days. I'm so sorry. What a devastating loss. God bless Kristin. And God bless all her family.

  7. Beautifully written for beautiful person who touched so many. She is an angle and will work through many of us. I am blessed to have known her and know that she will work through me as I live my life. Thank you Kristin for being a part of it; thank you Porter and George Families for sharing her with us. God Bless Elise, Gardner, and shine a light on Brian. The DiGiammo Family

  8. Dearest Porters, Georges, and friends,
    Sending my sincere condolences for Kristin's passing. Kristin and I worked together, many moons ago, at Fidelity. Kristin had so many wonderful traits - smart, loyal, kind, passionate, upbeat, caring, genuine, fun loving, hard working. Remembering back, it was awesome how she lit up when Brian walked into the room - or when she spoke of him. I am certain that is how she was with her children too. I pray you are able to find peace that she is home with God. With deepest sadness and sympathy,
    Suzanne (Kelley) Donovan

  9. Dearest Family of Kristen,

    Kristen was a very bright light. During the time that I knew her (over 20 years now) her enthusiasm for life and adventure was infectious. Her energy over the top! She was ahead of her time, maybe even ahead of herself :). I am very saddened and send to you my condolences from the other side of the world.

    The physical body is only capable of so much, but the soul eternal.

    With my deepest sympathy, Stephanie Nelson

  10. May God be with you and your families at this time. I will continue to pray for all of you.

    Kindest regards, Nichole Evans

  11. The loss of a loved one leaves a heartache no one can heal. That love leaves a memory no one can steal. That memory becomes a cherished treasure. Kristen is now the biggest treasure.

    With a very heavy heart.


  12. Dearest Renee,

    Kristin and her family and you and your family, especially your parents..have been in my prayers and my parents' prayers. I am so very sorry and deeply saddened by you losing Kristin so soon. Please know how very much all of you especially Brian, Elise and Gardner will be in my heart, thoughts amd prayers in the coming days and weeks ahead. Thank you for sharing Kristin's story and your journey with me. I will pass this onto the Henry James community.
    In friendship and love,
    Karyl Carlson

  13. I will always remember coming into “home room” in high school and seeing Kristen. We had laughs daily every morning – I will cherish those laughs and smiles –they seem like yesterday. She always had fun things to say and I admired her very much.

    Kristen was incredibly kind to me. I was blessed to be re-connected with her at our reunion. She was an extraordinary person in so many ways.

    My deepest condolences to Brian, her children and entire family.

    Dave Ferris

  14. Renee,

    Yes, years have passed, and memories have faded, but I will always remember Kristin as that perky little tot who stood, fists firmly placed on hips in front of two topless college girls and told them 'they shouldn't be here' and 'we're going to call the police, you know!' All those summer days spent in your bedroom, watching General Hospital, and nites walking to Putters Paradise to play minigolf and shoot for that hole in one!

    I have just heard of her passing, as I just got to the house yesterday. I can hardly believe it. My thoughts and prayers are with ALL of you at this horrible, yet heartening time. Kristin is no longer suffering, the only pain left is the one in your hearts. Let the thought that she hurts no longer be one step forward in healing.

    All my love always,

    Elissa ( Henderson) Buja


Thank you for your kind thoughts.