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James Lloyd Orr

July 25, 1933 ~ March 17, 2017 (age 83)

James Lloyd Orr (Jim), 83, of Greenwood Village Colorado, passed away unexpectedly at home on March 17, 2017.  Jim was born to the late Clay and Gladys (Griffith) Orr in Shidler, Oklahoma on July 25, 1933. He graduated from Will Rogers High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1951 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Oklahoma A&M, now Oklahoma State University, in 1955.  Upon graduation he was commissioned into the United States Air Force where he achieved the rank of 1st Lt. and served as a B-47 jet pilot.  On December 27, 1956 Jim married Barbara Ann Toler of Tulsa, Oklahoma and they recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

After his military service Jim had a long and successful career in oil & gas and land development.  In 1965 he moved his family from Oklahoma City to Littleton, Colorado and quickly fell in love with his new home.  Jim enjoyed travel and was fortunate to visit many countries around the world.  He passed on his passion for travel to his children and grandchildren.   Jim was also an avid outdoorsman with a particular love of fly-fishing.  He enjoyed fishing in his adopted home of Montana where he was instrumental in the creation of the Bighorn Club, a hunting and fishing lodge in southern Montana.  Jim was very proud of the Bighorn Club and had many dear friends there with whom he shared his passion for fishing.  Jim and Barbara also had a home near Cooke City, Montana where they spent the past 35 summers and had many very close friends.  Their summers in Montana were cherished times.

Jim was preceded in death by his daughter, Karen Leslie Orr (1957-1977) and his two brothers, Reg and Charles.  He is survived by his wife, Barbara, daughter Amy Harbor (Jonathan) of West Lafayette, Indiana, son John Orr (Patricia) of Denver, sister Mary McCollough, of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, seven grandchildren, Ian, Andrew, Lucy and Molly Harbor, and Emma, Caroline and Claire Orr, and many dear friends.  At Jim’s request, there will be no services at this time, and his ashes will be scattered in Montana at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in Jim’s name to the Vietnam Health Improvement Project P.O. Box 181182 Denver, Colorado 80218, the Salvation Army, or the Cooke City Montana Museum, P.O. Box 1134, Cooke City Montana 59020,

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