Linda Darlene (Guthrie) Porter, age 70, of Newport News, lost her 4 year battle with Alzheimer’s and passed away peacefully on June 24, 2020, surrounded with love by family and loved ones. She is preceded in death by her mother, Catherine “Kitty” Guthrie; father, Carlton Guthrie; her brother, Carl Ray Guthrie; and her twin sister, Diane Groshong.
Linda led a full life filled with love, heartache, laughter, and fun! She was born and raised in Newport News, VA, and never ventured far from her roots – living in the surrounding area her entire life. She is survived by her brother, Michael (Lisa) Guthrie, of Smithfield, VA; and sister, Jeannie Blake, of IL. Her first born, Shelia (Evelyn) Andrews now resides in Cape Coral, FL. Her first marriage to Richard Scott, Jr., resulted in three more children, Richard Scott, III, who is cared for in Chesapeake, VA; Cathy (Rich) Sampson, residing in Ellicott City, MD; and Carlton (Desiree) Mulligan, residing in Yorktown, VA. Their union was dissolved and she met and married Les Cox, and they spent 18 years together in Gloucester Point, VA, before he preceded her in death in 2005. She has five grandchildren Bobby, Christian, Amber, Alexis, Michaela, and great-granddaughter, Aubreigh, who have fond memories of sleepovers, favorite meals, and big hugs filled with love. She met and had a short marriage with Ken Porter thankfully followed up by her finding Frank Crotts with whom she has spent the last nine years. The love Linda and Frank shared was a love many dream of. They shared laughs, love of the outdoors, and animals. Many trips to Vegas always brought her home with fun stories to tell. They were quite the pair and never once were they seen without smiles! Frank’s children, Frankie and Amber (Ryan), and grandchildren, Kyle, Maddox and Nolan were loved by her and loved back as well. Her caregiver, Tammy, is a cherished friend whom the family can’t thank enough for being in the home to assist with care the past year. She also leaves behind nieces, nephews, cousins, numerous friends and loved ones.
Anyone that knew Linda was bound to return her beautiful smile and enjoy her infectious laugh. She loved to dote on her family, enjoyed being outdoors and working in her yard. Her animals were her pride and joy – Benji, Ted, Katie, Willie, and Little Bit.
She was a hard-working woman who had a kind word and a welcoming heart for anyone who came into her home. She will be missed terribly and deeply.
The Cremation Society of Virginia will make final arrangements. Her family will hold a private celebration of life. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Alzheimer’s Association (https://act.alz.org).
We love you Linda/Mom/Mamaw.
She would say, “Frank, you did a good job.”
Her recent quote when excited: “Yippee-ki-yay m**********r!”