Charles Orr Obituary

November 22, 2011

in News,Obituaries

VERSHIRE — The family will host a Celebration of Life for Charles W. Orr, 88, a lifetime resident of Vershire, who died Nov. 16, 2011 at the Brookside Nursing Home in Wilder, will be held Sunday, Dec. 11 at the Vershire Town Center. All are welcome to come with stories, memories and a dish to share beginning at 10 a.m. There will be no calling hours.
Charles was born April 21, 1923 in the house where he has lived all his married life, son of Don and Florence (Howe) Orr.
He attended grade school in Vershire and graduated from Thetford Academy in 1942.
He married Laura Tyler on Dec. 22, 1945. They ran a dairy farm for over 40 years, then beef cattle in the 1980s until they retired.
He was Past President of the Upper Valley Snow Packers; he enjoyed snowmobiling, ATVing and hunting. He loved to visit with friends in his garage.
Survivors include his wife, Laura of Vershire; three daughters, Susan Sargent and her companion, Leon Adams of Vershire; Sally Doyle and her companion, Ken Barber of Barton; and Kathy Parshley and her husband, Michael of Vershire; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Conrad Orr; three sisters, Ruth Burgess of Underhill, Theda Hurtubise of South Burlington and Theo How3e of Quechee.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either: Vershire Fire and Rescue, 9111 Route 113, Vershire, 05079 or VerShare, PO Box 112, Vershire, 05079.
The Boardway and Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea, is assisting with arrangements.

This obituary first appeared in the November 23rd print edition of the Vermont Standard.

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Melia Stoop January 3, 2012 at 6:24 pm

As a little girl I remember my dad, Leonard Olschewski, now 89, going up to the Charles Orr Farm to spend two weeks vacation hunting. We couldn’t wait for him to come home as we would see what he bagged, & he would bring us home Balsam Fir Stones & Pillows. My Father is not doing so well right now, he is very sick. In trying to rejuvenate him I reminisced the Vermont Orr Farm trips as he was always very excited to go up there, & talked of fond memories/stories of wildlife. It just so happened that my sister googled the Vermont Orr Farm & found this. Coincidence? We are so sorry to learn of Mr. Charles Orr’s passing, but let it be known that his friend may be hunting with him soon in Heaven. God’s Best Blessings to the Vermont Orr Farm. Sincerely, The Stoop Family/Olschewski Family.

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