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Samuel F. Orr

 

October 14, 2021



Samuel F. Orr born May 28, 1951, the first of six children to Ted and Virginia Orr, in Lewellen, Nebraska. His younger spunky years were spent on family ranches in Colorado and Wyoming.

Sam was drafted during the Vietnam War and was stationed in Alaska as part of a construction battalion. There he met and later married his wife, Kathy. The new family started on the Sam’s family ranch in Colorado but later moved to Haines, Oregon.

Once settled in Haines, the family raised cattle, hay, grass, drove farm and cattle truck. Eventually, the trucks transitioned into an excavation business that focused on road and infrastructure projects, mining and reclamation as well as many other various areas.

The business moved to Roosevelt, Washington, in 2005 to assist in mineral reclamation. It is there that Sam settled and built a life with his new companion, Alicia Profitt.

Throughout his life, Sam loved to be outdoors, working at his latest jobsite, chatting with friends about business opportunities and telling stories from yesterday over a shared drink. Sam is known for those tall tales, his quick laugh and his hardworking and ambitious nature.

Sam is survived by his mother, Virginia Orr; wife, Kathy; three children, Theodore (wife Laura), Tyson (wife Sheila) and Kylie (husband Scott); four grandsons; four granddaughters; siblings; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will take be held spring of 2022 when it can be held outdoors, as the family does not want anyone else to endure the hardship of the COVID-19 virus. A memorial heavy equipment procession is planned to follow with family and friend’s reception at The Frontier in Haines.

Memorial contributions can be made to your local FFA or 4-H chapter in his honor. To leave an online condolence for Sam’s family can be done at http://www.TamisPineValleyFuneralHome.com

 
 

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