ORR, JEANNINE (OCKEY)Posted: August 4th, 2017
JEANNINE (OCKEY) ORR, loving wife of the late Gordon Deward Orr, passed away peacefully at the age of 87, on Monday, July 31, 2017 in Lethbridge, Alberta.
She is survived by 7 children, 33 grandchildren, 81 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Her children are Susan Shipley (LaMar), Bruce (deceased) (Linda), Dixie Miskin (Chad), Derral (Stephanie), Rick (Carol), Terry (Andy – deceased) Henrie (Scott), Dianne Carrell (Wyatt) and Bart (Nancy). She is predeceased by her beloved husband, Gordon Deward Orr, 1 son, Bruce Orr, Father (Eugene Ockey), Mother (Vera Wright), her 2 brothers & 1 sister (Max and Delmer Ockey and Pearl Gallup), 1 son-in-law (Andy Andersen), 2 grandsons (Neil Shipley and Daniel Miskin) and 1 great grandson (Ethan Howard).
Jeannine was born on August 30, 1929 in Cardston, Alberta. She grew up in Stavely and Rosemary, Alberta. She moved to Cardston after High School to help care for her Grandma Wright. She met Gordon at a Gold and Green Ball in Cardston, married October 5, 1949 in the Cardston Temple.
Jeannine loved her children and grandchildren; her home was always full of laughter and love. She was an exceptional cook and the Sad Dog cookie jar was always full of her homemade cookies. She spent many
hours in her yard tending to her beautiful flowers and vegetable garden.
She was an accomplished seamstress and quilter. Her daughters enjoyed a new handmade dress for each season of the year. She loved the mountains, roller coasters and a very clean house. Her grandchildren’s memories include night games, a big fire and sleeping under the stars in the back yard.
Jeannine enjoyed serving in the Cardston Temple with her husband for many years. In 1991 she and Gordon served a mission in the Philippines for the LDS Church. Jeannine also served in multiple callings within her local ward, she especially loved to be a part of the choir and she was a
devoted visiting teacher.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Temple Street Chapel, on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at
Friends may meet the family at the Church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service. Interment will be in the Cardston Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers you may donate to your Ward Mission Fund or the Perpetual Education Fund.
Condolences may be sent to: www.legacyfuneralhome.ca