Memorie Porter Sundin, age 81, passed away suddenly Friday, Feb 1, 2013. She was born October 7, 1931 in Apalachicola to parents Ned S. Porter and Louise Messina Porter. She graduated from Port St. Joe High School, Class of ’49 and attended Barry University in Miami, after which she worked as a medical technologist in Panama City. It was here she met a dashing young Air Force pilot from Minnesota, Charles Sundin. They were married at St Patrick’s Church in Apalachicola in 1955 and were soon on their way to Rantoul, IL, Sacramento, CA and Taiwan. In 1960, she and Chuck returned stateside to Nellis AFB Las Vegas and soon after, son one and two came along. After USAF retirement in 1965, she and Chuck moved the family to Harlingen, Texas to start an aviation business and the family grew by adding a daughter. In 1982 with kids off and running and a second retirement, she moved to Port Charlotte, FL where her and Chuck enjoyed sailing and traveling and seeing grandkids. In 1999, she moved back to Port St. Joe where she enjoyed family and friends. She will be missed by her sons Michael Porter Sundin, Dallas TX, Christopher Ned Sundin and daughter-in-law Michelle, Bradenton; and daughter, Laurie Louise Sundin, Irving TX. She adored and was adored by her grandchildren Christian, Catherine, and Dulaney.
Funeral services will be held 11 a,m. EST Thursday, February 7, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Port St. Joe with Father Philip Fortin and Father Janus Jancarz officiating. Interment will immediately follow in Magnolia Gardens in Apalachicola. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. EST until service time at the church. Condolences may be submitted or viewed at www.southerlandfamily.com.
Southerland Family Funeral Home
100 East 19th Street
Panama City, FL 32405