John S. Orr

June 19, 1933

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January 31, 2021

John S. Orr

June 19, 1933

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January 31, 2021

John Sidney Orr died on Jan. 31, 2021.

John was born on June 19, 1933, in Enid, Oklahoma, to William H. and Naomi Williams Orr. He moved to Houston, Texas, with his family, where he attended grade and high school. After high school, John spent two years on active duty in the U.S. Navy.

John graduated from the University of Texas with a bachelor of science degree in geology in 1959. He spent the next 10 years working in Mexico and the Middle East. He later worked in Houston; Jackson, Michigan; and Billings.

John enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking, bicycling and gardening in Montana and at his residence in Pipe Creek, Texas.

John’s parents, older brother Bill and his sister Mary Katherine Lance preceded him in death.

John is survived by his brother, Jim and his wife Sue of Austin, Texas; and several nieces and nephews and extended family.

At John’s request, there will be no services.

If so desired, memorials may be made to Yellowstone River Parks Assoc. for Norm’s Island at PO Box 1255, Billings, MT 59103.

Condolences may be made at www.michelottisawyers.com.

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3 thoughts on “John S. Orr”

  1. Jim-
    My sincerest condolences on John’s passing.
    John was my good friend during the 39 years he was in Billings. He was my skiing partner – we did have some adventures.
    He was also my advisor (whether I wanted advice or not).. I miss him.

    David Robertson

  2. John was a great guy and a great friend. His company will be missed. He’s always tell me something I didn’t know, and spread his sense of humor. My condolences.
    David Simpson

  3. Leaving thoughts of love to Sue and Jim Orr. I only met John once in Austin, Texas; but I’ve always known he was dear to Sue and Jim. They spoke of him often with love.

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