Ronda K. Portman

Aug. 20, 1959 - Aug. 1, 2017

Ronda K. Portman, 57, of Cranfills Gap, was called home after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

Cherished by so many for her kindness, generosity and fun loving spirit, she will be missed dearly. Born in Burlington, Colorado, on August 20, 1959, she grew up in Grand Prairie, Texas. She graduated in 1977 from Grand Prairie High School. Preceded in death by her father, Arlyn Lee Walters of Colorado; and grandparents and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Survivors include her love (husband), Larry Thomas of Cranfills Gap, Texas; mother, Charlene Phillips, of Mena, Arkansas; daughter, Pam Martinez (Alfredo) of Fernley, Nevada; son, John T. Portman (Blake) of Lovelock, Nevada; grandchildren, Isabella, Alfredo, Paisley and Bailey; siblings, Dale Walters (Katherine) of Mena, Arkansas, Dee Beard, Grapevine, Texas, Mari Georg (Stephen) of Grapevine, Texas, Missy Pledger (David), Lisa Heinritz (Gary) of Paonia, Colorado, Shelly Jensen (Ray) of Elko, Nevada, and Jeff Walters (Nicole) of Fruita, Colorado.

"She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the Universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings."–Ariana Dancu.

A celebration of life is being planned and will be held at a later date.

Special Thanks to the staff at St. Catherine Center, Providence Hospice, for their care and kindness.

Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.

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My prayers and sympathy are extended to the family and loved ones of Mrs. Portman. Keep your faith in the resurrection promised at John 5:28, 29. Soon God will put an end to all sickness, sorrow and pain. He will also do away with our enemy death as promised at 1 Corinthians 15:26. Pray for God's kingdom to come as Jesus taught us to do. Please be comforted by the words expressed at Revelation 21:3, 4. Remember: God keeps His promises and it is impossible for God to lie!

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