Dorothy Elizabeth Orr
November 30, 1909 - January 1, 2009
A joint memorial/funeral is scheduled for Thursday, July 2, at 1 p.m. at Idlewilde Cemetery in Hood River, Ore., for four former Hood River residents from the same family:
Dorothy Elizabeth Orr (Mrs. Ivan Orr) died shortly after midnight on the morning of Jan. 1, 2009. She was born to William Frances and Clarisee Moore Nov. 30, 1909, in Pine Island, Minn. She was raised by her grandparents after her mother died when Dorothy was 7.
She married Ivan Lyle Orr on Oct. 31, 1927, in Gardner, Iowa. They had three children: Betty, Shirley and Bud. She is survived by her daughter, Shirley Robinson, and son-in-law, Bill, of The Dalles, Ore., and three granddaughters: Linda Forton and her husband, Robert, of Oceanside, Calif., Sue Borton and her husband, Alan, of The Dalles, Ore., and Dottie Ruoss and her husband, Bill, and his family, of Georgia; and one grandson, Michael Orr, of California.
Her great-grandchildren are Naomi and her husband, Omega Spells; Cami and her husband, Andrew Mason; Richard Forton, of California; Michael Scotty Orr, Nichole Orr, Branden and Paula Zeller, Jennifer and Daniel Wollam, Jodie and Noe Zaragoza, and Christie Borton, of The Dalles; Jennifer Borton, of Hood River, Michael McDonald, of Tualatin, Mahlcolm, of The Dalles, Clarisee and her husband, Adam, of Georgia, and Cindy and her finance, John, of Florida.
Also surviving are 14 great-great-grandchildren: Leilani Forton, Natalie, Ivy and Kyndra Wollam, Noe, Gavin and Maria Zaragoza, Taylor Couch, Abigail and Marley Porritt and Samantha and Elizabeth McDonald, and Nicole’s son. She is also survived by her nephews Pat Moore and his wife, Ellie, of Utah, Mike of North Carolina and Terry and his wife, Terry, of Reno; and her niece, Jody, of Alaska, and their children and grandchildren. She would have been 100 years old on her next birthday.
Ivan Cedric William Orr (Buddy) was born Sept. 13, 1931, in Ortonville, Minn. He passed away Oct. 7, 2006, in Oceanside, Calif., where he resided.
He retired from the U.S. Navy Aug. 30, 1974, after 24 years’ service. He married Matsu June 1, 1956, and they had two children, Linda and Michael. He also had a daughter, Diane.
He is survived by his wife, Matsu, daughter Linda Forton and family and son Michael Orr and family, as well as sister Shirley Robinson and family same as listed above.
Betty Jane Orr Moran was born Jan. 19, 1929, in Ortonville, Minn. Her life’s joy was taking care of her family. She died Nov. 13, 2007, in Georgia at the home of her daughter, Dottie Ruoss. She is survived by her daughter, Dottie, and family as well as sister, Shirley Robinson and family as listed above.
Del Robinson was born April 6, 1952, in Hood River, Ore., to Bill and Shirley Robinson. He passed away on March 24, 2009, in San Francisco, Calif. He was the grandson of Dorothy and Ivan Orr of Hood River.
He is survived by his parents, Bill and Shirley Robinson, of The Dalles; sister, Sue Borton and family (listed above), also of The Dalles; his Aunt Helen and Uncle Carl and family, of Vandalia, Mo., Uncle Vernon and cousin, Deb, of Vandalia, Mo., as well as numerous cousins in Missouri.
Several years ago, he changed his name to Dylan, but former friends from Hood River will remember him as Del.
They are all greatly missed!
Following the service at Idlewilde Cemetery, there will be a barbecue in The Dalles. Any friends interested may call 541-296-6464 for directions.