Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 22, 2017
ELIZABETH OWENS PORTER
Elizabeth Owens Porter, "Liz," a resident of Annapolis and Severna Park, MD since 2012
and previously of Washington, DC, died on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, of natural
causes. She was 106.
Born August 2, 1911, in Washington, DC to the late Clarence Julian Owens and Marie
Louise Kennedy Owens, she graduated from Western High School (1930) in
Liz spent most of her life as a homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist Church of
Washington, DC, on the Board of Church Representatives of the National Center for
Children and Families, and was a Girl Scout Leader. Liz enjoyed spending time with her
family and friends, traveling, knitting, and reading. She was known for her delicious
brownies, cooking and entertaining.
She was preceded in death by her husband, of 64 years, Douglass M. Porter.
Liz is survived by a son, Douglass Porter, Jr. and his wife Kathleen, of Durango, CO and
Betsy Groves and her husband Bill, of Annapolis, MD; six grandchildren, Thomas Moran,
Susan Moran Arrangio, Jennifer Moran Krepp, Carolyn Porter, Cynthia Hawkins and
Cathleen Porter; and she had 19 great-grandchildren.
A service is being planned. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist
Church of Washington, DC, 1328 16th St., NW, Washington, DC 20036.
An online guestbook is available at: www.KalasFuneralHomes.com