Candy Carey ’72 Porter

Candy Carey Porter, 72, passed peacefully into the arms of her loving Father while surrounded by her family on April 5, 2023 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. While her family and friends are thankful that she is at rest, they will miss her love, friendship, quick wit, and genuine affection for those around her.

After having been raised in Houston, Texas, Candy completed her undergraduate studies at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. While living in Odessa, Texas she met and married the love of her life, Jim Porter. They were married February 17, 1979 and later had two children, Maggie and Nick, to whom she was a caring and devoted mother. After a career in banking, Candy developed a love of teaching elementary students and taught in several districts in both Washington state and Arizona before her retirement.

The biggest delight in Candy’s life was her family. She persevered through several health issues for much of her life, which helped to teach her about the vital importance of time with those for whom she cared. The joy of being at her husband’s side for the marriages of both her kids was topped only by the chance to be Oma to her four beautiful grandchildren. She and Jim had moved to Albuquerque for the last decade of her life to be close to her kids and their families.

Candy was preceded in death by her parents, Alan and Ruth Carey. She is survived by her adoring caregiver and husband, Jim Porter; sister Sally Raschick and husband Rick Raschick; daughter Maggie Moore and husband Leni; son Nick Porter and wife Claire; grandchildren Joshua Moore, Anna Moore, Jane Porter and Thaddeus Porter; nephews and nieces David Blann, Susan Mingolla, Malia Gomez, Chris Raschick and Carrie Irons and their spouses as well as several grandnieces and grandnephews.

Candy’s family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the staff of the Virginia Mason Medical Center (Seattle), the University Medical Center (Tucson) and especially the University of New Mexico Hospital for their incredible care over the years.

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