MARQUETTE - Barbara Kay Porn, 67, of Marquette, died Monday afternoon, Aug. 6, 2012, at her home, with her family by her side and under the care of the Lake Superior Hospice Association following a remarkable 18 year battle with cancer.
She was born Oct. 7, 1944, in Chippewa Falls, Wis., a daughter of Dennis and Rose Mary (Toutant) Young.
On March 27, 1965, she married Dr. Thomas L. Porn in Davenport, Iowa.
Barbara was extremely devoted to her family. She enjoyed traveling, family vacations, shopping and taking rides in the woods.
She is survived by her daughters, Jill (Mark) Churchill of Gwinn and Michele (Rick) Porn-Robitaille of Iron Mountain; granddaughter, Clara Churchill of Gwinn; mother, Rose Mary Young of Chetek, Wis.; a brother, Robert (Tootie) Young of Chippewa Falls, Wis.; a sister, Nancy (Steve) Culbert of Chetek, Wis.; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father and husband.
A private celebration of Barbara's life for family members will be held at a later date.
Memories may be shared at canalefuneral.com Canale-Tonella Funeral Home, Inc.
The Canale-Tonella Funeral Home of Marquette is assisting the family.