Porter, Gladys (Nygaard) (1916-2008)

Gladys Porter, 92, Arthur, ND and formerly of East Grand Forks, MN died Saturday, September 13, 2008 at the Good Samaritan Nursing Center, Arthur, ND.

Gladys Nygaard was born on February 27, 1916 along with twin sister Gertrude near Holt, MN the daughters of Martin and Thea Nygaard.

Gladys grew up in the Holt, MN area and graduated with sister Gertie from the 8th grade. She lived and worked in the Oakland, CA area during World War II. In the late 1940’s she worked near Key West, MN and completed Nurses Training at Bethesda Hospital in Crookston, MN. In 1950 she married Richard Porter and raised son Keith in East Grand Forks, MN. Following the death of her husband Richard Porter on August 22, 1973 she lived in the Thief River Falls area until 1994 when she then moved to the Good Samaritan Nursing Center in Arthur, ND where she resided until the time of her death.

Gladys is survived by her son, Keith (Bonnie) Porter of St. Paul, MN; twin sister, Gertrude Heggestad of Crookston, MN; two grandchildren, Kevin of East Grand Forks, MN and Lisa of Savage, MN; and four great-grandchldren.

Gladys is preceded in death by her parents, husband Richard, brothers: Ole and Ted; sisters: Anna, Aagot, Clara, who died in infancy, Martha and Margaret.

[Interred Greenwood cemetery]

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky