Jimmie Harbour Porter
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Jimmie Harbour Porter
  • January 8, 1926 - October 11, 2017
  • Sugar Land, Texas

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Jimmie N. Harbour "Jay" Porter went to be with the Lord on October 11, 2018. Jay has been reunited with her husband Allen Porter and son Wade Porter. She is survived by son Clay Porter, wife Susan and sons Bryan and Brandon, daughter in law Rayda Porter and daughter Stacey Porter McAtee and husband Jonathan McAtee.

Jay was born in Ft. Worth, Texas on January 8, 1926 and was raised in Pampa, Texas. She played the accordion in high school and was often invited to play "live" at the local radio station. Jay went on to double major in Costume Design and Advertising Design at TWU. In 1968 she developed the Crafts and Graphics Department at the University of Houston where students had the opportunity to create pottery, woodwork, silkscreen and process film and print photos. After fifteen years she went on to become a graphic artist at the Brandt Company - but maintained many of her UH friendships for the rest of her life. She later started her own graphic business, "Design by Jay", which she successfully operated until she retired in her late seventies. Jay enjoyed painting and studied under accomplished artist Dorthy Hood. Several of her works were purchased and displayed in buildings in downtown Houston.

Jay and Ace were married in 1950 and moved to the new southwest Houston neighborhood Robindell in 1952. They raised their two sons in the only home they would ever own. The Porters loved the neighborhood and were very active in the civic association. During their 60 plus years in Robindell the family built and maintained numerous life long friendships with many of their neighbors and their children.

There will be a Gathering of Friends and Relatives from 5:30 to 7:00 PM, Friday, October 20, 2017 at Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home, 4525 Bissonnet St., Bellaire Texas.
A private inurnment will be held at Houston National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to "The Guild" at Houston Baptist University. www.hbu.edu/giving/