Corbett Austin Porter

March 23, 1940 - May 07, 2022

Corbett Austin Porter

March 23, 1940 - May 07, 2022


Corbett Austin Porter, devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, and friend to many, passed away suddenly at his home at the age of 82. He was born in Seattle to Roy and Elora Porter where they lived for 5 years. In 1945 the family moved to Coupeville, Whidbey Island where he attended school until his sophomore year. He moved to Bellingham and graduated from Bellingham High School – class of 57’. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister Marjorie.

After completing 4 years of naval service, he married Sandy Porter, his devoted wife of 60 years and raised two children. They raised their family in Bellingham, along with a 2 1/2-year adventure in New Zealand in the early 70’s.

He is survived by his wife Sandy, His daughter Kimberly. His son Keith and spouse Melody. His grandchildren Kelsey, Madison, and Carson. His in laws and numerous nieces and nephews.

Corbett was a long-time resident of Bellingham and was respected by many friends, colleagues, and associates in the area. He served his community at the Bellingham Technical College and numerous weekends cooking and serving meals for the Assumption meal program.

The majority of his career was spent at Georgia Pacific where he became an instrumentation supervisor at the Bellingham pulp and paper mill.

Corbett loved traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Corbett was truly generous in his time and resources. He loved vigorous conversations and playing several different types of card games with anyone who was willing.

His wisdom, kindness, generosity, love, and devotion to family will be deeply missed.

In lieu of flowers, please make any donation to the Bellingham Food Bank or your favorite charity.

A memorial service will be held for Corbett on May 28th, 11:00am at Moles Farewell Tributes located at 2465 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham WA 98229.

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5 responses to Corbett Austin Porter

  1. Randy Poteet says:

    I was saddened to read that Corbett passed away. I did not know him well, but we always said hi to each other at Bellingham Fitness. I could tell that he was a kind, gentle soul.

  2. Tom Spink says:

    A wonderful and respected co worker. Good bless Corbett and his family

  3. So sad to hear about Corbett’s passing. My memories of him are almost all from the 1980s as a friend of Kimberly and Keith’s. He was always so kind and had a huge smile. He was always interested in what was going on in our lives and actively inquired and listened.

    My condolences go to Sandy, Kimberly and Keith and their families.

  4. I was so sorry and sad to hear about Corbett’s passing. I will keep you, Sandy, Kim and Keith in my thoughts tomorrow. With love …

  5. Dear Sandy, Kim and Keith,
    Mom and I send love, friendship and deepest sympathies for your sudden loss. We are so lucky to have known you all these years. Sandy, I am especially happy that you and Corbett and I had a fun meal and visit together when you traveled up to Maine as part of your trip east to see Kim.
    Oh my, Corbett had a natural talent for showing love, appreciation and enthusiasm very joyfully and openly on his face, especially when he looked at the three of you.

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