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Karyn Lisa Zumwalt Porter 1957-2017


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ROSWELL— Karyn Lisa Zumwalt Porter, 60, passed away June 21. Memorial services will be held on July 11 at First Presbyterian Church in Colorado City, Texas at 6 p.m. Arrangements are by Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Karyn Lisa Zumwalt was born January 9, 1957 in Artesia to Ted and Eva (Beaty) Zumwalt. She attended Carrizozo schools and graduated as Valedictorian of the class of 1975. Karyn married Ace Porter on August 2, 1975. She attended New Mexico State University from 1975 to 1978 and graduated with degrees in English and psychology. She then attended Nursing School in Roswell, New Mexico. She received RN certification in 1981 and worked as a nurse for several years.
Karyn eventually left nursing and took up a teaching career. She taught in Hagerman, Dexter, and Lake Arthur. Her favorite subjects to teach were English and Spanish.
Karyn was preceded in death by her father, Ted Zumwalt and her grandmother, Leora Zumwalt.
She is survived by her mother, Eva Zumwalt Funderburg; daughter, Elizabeth Porter; sister, Kathy Beddingfield and husband Andy Beddingfield; niece, Sarah Beddingfield and nephew, Lee Beddingfield.


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