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Mary Elizabeth Orr


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Mary Elizabeth Swanson Orr
10/31/1926 - 09/14/2018
Mary Elizabeth Swanson Orr, DeLand, went home to be with Jesus Friday, September 14, 2018. She was born in Pierson on October 31, 1926. In 1946 she met a tall, handsome Marine and Stetson football player, William H. "Bill" Orr, Jr. at a get-together on Daytona Beach. They were married June 3, 1947 at the Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Pierson. She was a loving and devoted wife, sister, mother, aunt, Grandma and friend to all who knew her. She was quite the swimmer in her earlier days and loved teaching the Bible. Mary and Bill were sweethearts and were inseparable for 71 years. They resided in Winter Park for 33 years where he taught and coached at WPHS before returning to DeLand 20 years ago. She was a member of Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Pierson. Mary was predeceased by her son, William H. "Billy" Orr, Ill. She is survived by her husband Bill, daughter Debra Sue Williamson (Chris), Winter Park, sisters Anna Anderson, DeLand and Verna Kingery, Lakeland, brothers Edward Swanson, Crescent City and Willard Swanson, Melbourne. She also leaves behind eight grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Allen-Summerhill Funeral Home.
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal from Sept. 15 to Sept. 16, 2018
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