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Robert Mitchell Orr

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Robert Mitchell Orr Obituary
Robert Mitchell Orr, Sr., died at his home on November 28, 2018, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 92 years old.

Orr was born in Los Fresnos, Texas, October 4, 1926. He graduated high school in Dallas, became a lieutenant in the U.S. Army, served in Panama, then graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Petroleum Engineering. Most of his professional career was spent in Monahans, Texas.

He moved to Ruidoso full-time in 1996.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Barbara Ann (née Chambers), his sister, Elizabeth; his sister, Carolyn; his four children, Robert, Patricia, William and Marilyn; their spouses, Marilyn McSween Orr, Randolph Hochstetter, Isabel Saiz, and John Rutherford; seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

His memorial was held Tuesday, December 4, in the First Baptist Church of Ruidoso.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christian Services, Ward County Library, or your preferred mission.
Published in Ruidoso News on Dec. 5, 2018
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