Todd was born August 24, 1950 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Leland Eldon Porter and Beth Grant Porter. He was the youngest of 5 boys (LeeGrant, Roland, Brent, and David).
Todd's childhood was filled with adventure, mischief, and shenanigans. He learned to work hard and find joy in the work that he did. He had a love for nature and animals, especially for his dog Hugo! His love for adventures in the outdoors carried on through his teens and into adulthood. He gained a love for riding motorcycles, even now "Somewhere on a desert highway, he rides a Harley Davidson".
His life was a life of service to others. After serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Texas South Mission he enlisted in the National Guard serving in the Military Police. He served in many church callings but his heart was most happy working in Scouting and Young Men's programs. Teaching life skills and instilling a love of God and service to our fellow men were a true passion. He had a quick wit and an incredible sense of humor that helped him touch the lives of many people.
He met his loving wife after his neighbor, his future uncle-in-law, came to his door and asked if he would like to meet his niece Camille who goes by the name Cammy. Todd had just finished reading Spencer W. Kimball's biography and thought to himself that he needed to find his "Camilla". They were married in the Salt Lake Temple August 30, 1980. Together they enjoyed raising 3 amazing children. His best times and greatest memories were made just by being together as a family. One of his biggest life lessons given was "all you need is love"!
For 47+ years he worked for Associated Food Stores in the Store Engineering and Development department. He made countless friendships and loved everyone he worked with. He retired when he was 70 years old…and 4 months!
Todd had his fair share of obstacles. He battled Cancer three times in his life and came out victorious each time. The first time in 1986, with the help of chemo and radiation treatments he was able to return to his young family and raise his kids into adulthood. His heart however was affected by the radiation and in 2005 he suffered a heart attack. That came with a few more heart issues along the way. He fought his second battle of cancer in 2019. And again for a third time in 2022. Through all of these trials and setbacks he would never complain, he would never be upset with his situation, and he always showed respect and gratitude for the doctors and nurses that cared for him. He trusted that God had a reason and a plan for him.
He died peacefully surrounded by his wife and children on August 21, 2023 at the age of 72 and 362 days. Todd is survived by his wife Cammy, his 3 children and their spouses, Lindsay (Paul) Francom, Matt (Heidi) Porter, KristaLyn (JT) Baty, and his 8 grandchildren (Jaxson, McKenzie, Kaden, Porter, Conner, Ella, Brinley, and Taylee). He loves them dearly and is so proud of each one of them.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 26, 2023 at the Porter Lane 2nd Ward Chapel 436 W 400 S, Centerville, Utah with a viewing prior to the service from 9:30 to 10:45 am. An evening viewing will be held Friday, August 25, 2023 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Russon Mortuary 295 North Main, Bountiful, Utah. Interment will be at Centerville City Cemetery. Funeral services will be streamed live on the Russon Brothers Mortuary Facebook page and on this obituary page. The live stream will begin 10-15 minutes before the services and will be posted below.