Doris C. (Clark) Orr (1926 - 2018)

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Doris C. Orr, 92, died May 8, 2018 in Oregon. The third of five children, Doris was born on April 22, 1926 in Dayton Ohio, daughter of Henry and Virgie Mae (Thomas) Clark and grew up on a 40-acre farm in Preble county, Ohio. She married S. Robert Orr (T Division) in the First Baptist Church in Richmond, Indiana on June 18, 1949. She taught English, Literature and Home Economics in the Dayton Ohio middle schools after graduating from Hiram College with teaching degrees in Literature, English and Latin.
Doris and Bob moved to Los Alamos, New Mexico in 1953. In 1989 they retired to Palmyra Road in Albuquerque, NM. They have two children, one grandchild, and four great grandchildren.
At 5'2"'she could be a "force to reckoned with". Doris was a skilled tailoress and participated in the Make it with Wool contest. Doris was well read, articulate and warm-hearted A generous hostess, she enjoyed life, but could be a mischievous jokester. She enjoyed Julie Child and Erma Bombeck. She was a Brownie Troop leader, took great pride in mentoring youth. Her care packages to those in college were legend.
Doris and Bob enjoyed daily evening walks around the golf course with their dachshunds.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, S. Robert Orr.; brothers: Henry and Betty Clark; William and Isabell Clark, both brothers were WWII veterans; and Howard and Shizuko Clark, Washington. Her sister, Rebecca Whitesell, South Carolina, She is survived by: James and Joy E. Orr Trnka, Portland Oregon; David and Kate Orr, Philomath, Oregon; Michael and Candace (Orr) Smith (granddaughter) San Pedro, California with Great grandchildren: Evan, Ella Mae, Everett, and Emmett; Jean (Durham) Orr, Albany, Oregon; Doris brother: Dr. James and Mary Lou (Orwat) Clark, with: Alice Marie Clark and Steve de Kruijff and Clare. Australia; Dr. Jeffery and Ariane Clark, Austin, Texas; Gregory Scott Clark, San Francisco CA.; Dr. Darryl and Undaramaa Clark, Kazakhstan , Connie Whitesell, Sarasota, Florida, and many other nieces and nephews.
Doris would have loved donations in her name to the: New Mexico Coalition for Literacy.
Published in Los Alamos Monitor on May 18, 2018
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