Obituary Notices and Memorials


PORTEUS, Paul Joseph
PORTEUS, Paul Joseph Born November 11, 1961 in San Diego, Calif., passed away April 15, 2014 in Palmdale at the age of 52. Paul was a long time resident of the Antelope Valley and active in our community. He was a member of the Lancaster, Palmdale, Quartz Hill and Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, holding the positions as the Chief Ambassador & Board of Director with the Lancaster Chamber, Palmdale Chamber Ambassador for over a decade and welcomed new businesses to the organization and ran the chamber's fireworks booth for the last five years. He was also Ambassador & Co-Chair with the Hispanic Chamber where he was presented the Amigo Award for 2014 and many more outstanding achievements and dedication to his community, his presence will be strongly missed in the lives of so many. He will always be remembered as 'Mr. Volunteer' Paul graduated in 1980 from Palmdale High School. He was a senior loan officer for Prospect Mortgage. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia 'Cyndi'; daughter, Jennifer Porteus; father, Walt Ross of Jamestown, Calif.; sister, Pam Porteus of Missouri and brother, Rick Porteus of Oxnard, Calif. A Memorial Service to celebrate Paul's life will be held at 10 am, Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at the Grace Chapel Church 44648 15th St West Lancaster, CA. Reception to follow at 1 pm, at AM CafŽ located 44205 10th St West Lancaster. Services entrusted to Halley Olsen Murphy Funerals and Cremations , Lancaster, CA. Paul's family would like to thank the community for their out pouring of love and support during this difficult time and we will truly miss him.

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