Peter Halsey Orr, age 74, of Pinion Ridge, Duchesne County, Utah, passed away January 24, 2024, at his home.
He was born April 28, 1949, in Salt Lake City, to Robert John and Enid Gurr Orr. He married Linda Ashby in 1969, in Lehi, Utah. He was in the United States Marine Corp., and they were stationed in Camp LeJunne in North Carolina during the Vietnam War.
Peter lived and worked mostly in West Jordan with his family. He worked as a long-haul truck driver and then briefly as a dockworker. He retired in 2009 to his property in Duchesne. He loved to go to the mountains and enjoyed riding ATVs, especially with his family and friends.
Peter liked to play bingo every Thursday at the Gateway Senior Center in Duchesne with his friends and working on his property. He was good at creating things out of anything, his sons would say he was a “Master Tinkerer.” He enjoyed vacationing in Vegas, and going to buffets was a favored pastime which allowed him to socialize while choosing from a wide selection of food. He really liked SPAM – which made us laugh– scary movies, listening to the Beatles and other great rock music, as well as spending time on his computer.
Anyone who knew Pete, also knew that decorating for Christmas and Halloween was one of his favorite things to do. The yard at his home in West Jordan was always full of decorations during those holidays, we used to tease him that the house was reminiscent of the one from the movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
He is much loved by his family and friends, and will be missed immensely.
Peter is survived by his wife Linda Orr, West Jordan; his sons, Joe (Trina) Orr, Herriman; Tracy Orr, Tony (Aurea) Orr; beloved daughter, Linzi Orr, all of West Jordan; grandsons, Josh, Jairo, Jacob, Connor, and Ashton; granddaughters, Keaylene & Madalin; two great-grandkids; brothers, John (Bernita) Orr, West Valley City; Ron (Susan) Orr, Washington state; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Robert Orr and recently his grandson, Damon Laymon.
Per his wishes, he was cremated. There will be a graveside service to bury the cremated remains on Saturday,
February 3,, 2024, 12:00 noon at the Strawberry Cemetery in Duchesne. Military Honors will be presented.