Caroline Ladd Portues

01/15/1935 –


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  • Memorial Service
Date: 08/02/2019
Time: 6:00 pm
 – 7:00 pm


A memorial service celebrating the life of Caroline Ladd Portues, 84, of Lubbock, TX will be held at Lakeridge Chapel and Memorial Designers on Friday, August 2 at 6:00 p.m. with the Pastor Stormy Swann of Faith Christian Family Church officiating. She passed peacefully through Heaven’s gate on July 25, 2019.  To offer condolences, visit

Caroline was born in Brooklyn, NY on January 15, 1935 to George H. Ladd and Margaret Van Dyke Wait Ladd. She attended Brooklyn College.  She worked in Manhattan, Rockefeller Center at American Cyanamid. She had a passion for music and played piano concerts at The Brooklyn Academy of Music getting standing ovations for Chopin, her favorite composer. She sang First Soprano with the Rockefeller Center Choristers and the prestigious Charles Pope Choristers. She sang in the choir during the historical, 3-month-long 1957 Billy Graham Crusade in NYC.

She married the love of her life, Donald S. Portues in June 1958 and had two children. She also had an unquenchable desire to know Jesus and was blessed to have met such influential people such as Corrie Ten Boom, Billy Graham, Dave Wilkerson, Bros. Andrew and Norman Grubb speaking into her life.  She loved fresh cut flowers and always had them in her home. She was an excellent cook and loved to have friends over to eat and visit. She loved people and ministered the gospel to everyone. She was a lover of the truth, justice and country.

After moving to Lubbock, TX in 1983, she continued to make lifelong friends with her love of Jesus and speaking His Truth. She was a member of the body of Christ while attending her beloved church, Faith Christian Family Church, where many lovingly called her “Mom”. Caroline was cherished and honored by many friends and family.

Survivors include her daughters, Kim Allyson Portues and Laura Jean George, both of Lubbock, TX; nephews Don, Jeffrey and Brian Gunn, nieces Beth Miller of Ruidoso, NM and Jenann Kline of Arkansas and many grand and great grand nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Donald Portues, sisters Harriett Kline and Margaret Ladd and granddaughter Amanda Brooke Criswell.


7 thoughts on “Caroline Ladd Portues”

  1. Caroline was a warrior for Christ! Pastor Stormy and I were so blessed to have her in our church and in our lives. We are rejoicing that she is with her Jesus now!

  2. Mom was a magnet for Jesus. She drew people with her abundant knowledge and wisdom, her genuine love and concern for people’s welfare, her listening ear, ability to encourage the downhearted, and pray for one’s in need. She was “mom” to many people. Her caring attitude reached far and wide. We were blessed to share precious moments with “mom,” but we are also grateful she received her ultimate healing. Enjoy your new home “mom.” See you soon”

  3. Caroline was a true gift to everyone she was in contact with. I feel so blessed that I was able to know her. Her love for Jesus was contagious. She will be dearly missed!

  4. Heaven diffently gained a sweet and beautiful angel. She welcomed everyone into her heart with open arms and made you feel like family. She will forever have a very special place in my heart ?
    I’m sorry I didn’t know about the memorial service. Sending love and prayers for all of you. Love you Laurie

  5. I am so grateful for the many years spent with a fellow New Yorker! We laughed together & cried together & genuinely loved one another…..Although it’s been many years since Caroline & I saw each other…there was a bond that was eternal that held us close. My condolences to Kim & Laurie during this time….Knowing them since their teen years I know how much they loved their mom…Sending love & prayers,

  6. Kim,
    So sorry to read of the loss of your Mom. I remember how close u were. Although it’s not the same I know she will still be with u In spirit and u will one day meet her again.
    Love u….DeeDee

  7. Betty Betty Gaddis-Lattin

    Caroline and I met in Metairie, La. and were instant friends. This friendship was a gift from God, as she was a New Yorker and I was from the mountains of Arkansas. We spent many enjoyable moments together and it was a healing time for both of us. Condolences to both her daughters and all her grandchildren. Betty Gaddis-Lattin.

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