Former Crescent City Resident Darrel Dean Orr, 77, died in his sleep Aug. 3, 2007 at his home in Cave Junction, Ore.

He was born to Mervin and Bessie Orr Aug. 7, 1929 in Eureka. He lived his entire life in Northern California and Southern Oregon.

As a young man he served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Army from 1951-52.

When he returned home he married his high school sweetheart, Marie Crain.

He opened and successfully operated Orr's Market in Crescent City for many years.

He was an avid outdoorsman, a gardener, a teller of many stories and a kind neighbor to everyone he met.

He is survived by Marie, his wife of 53 years; his three children, Leonard Orr, Sharon Blalack and Ron Orr; his brother, Kenneth Orr and sister, Beverly Lambert.

He is also survived by four grandsons and three great-grandsons.

Private family services have been held.

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Arrangements were by Stephens Family Chapel of Grants Pass, Ore.