Yvonne Porcher

Obituary of Yvonne Porcher

Yvonne Kilgore “Hobby” Porcher, loving wife of 63 years, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family to her new home with our Lord, Saturday, March 19, 2022.Hobby lived up to her whimsical nickname, inspiring the best in everyone she met and helped. She was born the eighth child to loving parents, the late Walter and Myrtle Kilgore, in Coeburn, VA. Her father encouraged education and directed her to Union College in Barbourville, KY. where she graduated in 1949 with a B.A. degree. She was listed in The Who’s Who of American Women.While her children were growing, she took leadership roles in her church, University United Methodist, in United Methodist Women, in Girl Scouts as troop leader and in council committee posts, and in Paschal High School Band Boosters. She encouraged all in her care to blossom. Later in her journey, she worked as an administrative secretary at Tarrant County College, N.E. Campus for over 10 years.Hobby’s love for people never wavered in her 95 years. She was the loving and dedicated wife to Cal Porcher for 63 years, providing an open and warm home for him and their 2 children and all who came to visit. She made friends for life, and as she progressed to assisted living and home care, she made wonderful connections and deep friendships. She inspired her caregivers as much as they helped her. Hobby will always be remembered for her love of God, her unwavering deep faith, and the light and love she gave to all.Hobby had passions for reading, scripture, history, biographies, nature, gardening and birdwatching. Together with Cal, they developed and maintained a State of Texas recognized safe haven for endangered birds at CaHoPo Wildlife Preservation Ranch. They were members of the Chalk Mountain Wildlife Management Association of Texas.We would like to thank the staff and friends from MacArthur Senior Living, Cornerstone House Calls, Ardent Hospice, and the wonderful caregivers of Borrowed Sisters, Aspen Home Care, and Nurses Next Door. They all made Mom’s final years so full of joy and life, and a few of the home caregivers became her close companions whom she so appreciated and trusted. A special thanks to her physical therapist, who believed in and strengthened Hobby in her quest to walk.Survivors: Daughters Jan Porcher Streitwieser, Leigh Anne Gordon and her husband Jeff; grandchildren Sarah Bohn (Matt), Michael Streitwieser, Jennifer Reid, (Matt), Cara Gordon, (Stephen); great grandchild Avett Gordon Reid and many beloved nieces and nephews.