Fredina Sue (Porter) McKrola, 66, of John Day, died Jan. 17, 2009. A funeral service was held Jan. 24 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in John Day. Interment followed at Canyon City Cemetery.
Mrs. McKrola was born March 27, 1942 in Osage, Okla., to Fred and Hazel (Willard) Porter.
She graduated from Cushing High School in Oklahoma in 1960 and attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, for two years.
On June 26, 1962 she married Donald Kenneth McKrola in the Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah.
She was a homemaker who enjoyed her grandchildren, sewing, crocheting, reading and watching mysteries, gardening, crossword puzzles, helping others and going to yard sales. She also enjoyed attending community events and her grandchildren's activities, especially sports.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Grant County Special Olympics, V.A.L.U.E. A.D.D.E.D. (a nonprofit organization serving adults with developmental disabilities) and Boy Scouts.
She was a devoted daughter, mother, grandmother and aunt, as well as a faithful church leader and teacher, and dedicated community volunteer. She lived her life in service to others.
Survivors include sons, Mike McKrola of Longmont, Colo., Devin McKrola of Heber City, Utah, Derrick McKrola of Windsor, Colo., Darrel McKrola of Milwaukie, Brian McKrola of John Day and Geoff McKrola of Eugene; daughters, LaTrease Morris of Hillsboro, Kim Joslin of Mt. Vernon and Lyssa McKrola of John Day; sisters, Pat Porter of Mt. Vernon, Ruth Bailey of Aloha and Kathy Theodore of Chicago; brother, James Porter of Liberty, Ky.; and 27 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Kenneth McKrola, in 1983; son, Charles Martin McKrola; and parents, Fred and Hazel Porter.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grant County Special Olympics or V.A.L.U.E A.D.D.E.D. through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845.