Lemley Chapel
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All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Sedro-Woolley, WA
Earl Douglas Orr Memorial
Earl Douglas Orr Memorial

Earl Douglas Orr

Earl Douglas Orr

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

Earl D. Orr, 80, a resident of Ravensdale, WA and former longtime Skagit County resident, passed away on January 28, 2018 at Tacoma General Hospital.
Earl was born on November 1, 1937 in Proctor, MT, the son of Frank & Edith (Hansen) Orr. The family shortly thereafter moved to Concrete where Earl was raised and attended school.
Earl served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and after his honorable discharge in 1963 returned to the Skagit Valley working for Western Farmers, later transferring to the plant in Kent. He later worked for the Tolt High School in Carnation as a custodian until transferring to the Kent School District where he was a custodian for 26 years.
Earl was quit the entertainer and jokester and an awesome karaoke singer, entertaining at several venues near his home.
Earl is survived by his daughter, Tanya Edgell and husband David of Auburn, WA; son, Joe Edgell of Ravensdale, WA; brother, Richard Orr of Puyallup, WA; sister Joyce Hollis of Cadet, MO; 4 grandchildren, Heather Edgell (Tom), Joey Edgell, Lanell Ioimo (Chris) and Leanna Ficks (Josh); 5 great-grandchildren, Steven Berge, Jaxson & Kamryn Ficks and Joshua & Christopher Ioimo and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters, Ilene Carter and Launetta Reece and 4 brothers, Arthur, Raymond, Hubert  & Dennis Orr.
Graveside Services with Full Military Honors will be held at the Hamilton Cemetery on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 1:00 PM with Pastor Carroll Dennis officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.


  • Sandy & Casey Angeloff

    Will miss that smile & unique sense of humor. The memories are long & always wrapped in fun family moments. Thank you Earl for all the wonderful memory making moments. You will be missed greatly.

  • Doreen Orr

    We will miss your witty personality,you made all our memories of you wonderful and you will be greatly missed by me,I love you and I know you are singing with our loved ones in heaven.

  • Klaus Joeschke

    This man!
    I will never forget the music he sang and the heart and soul he put into it. A man of loyalty and faith. Especially a man of good sense of humor.
    I believe I was a karaoke host first to him. Introduced by my mom and her goid friends, Dave and Tanya. He visited our old kasraoke spot in Renton every Friday night from Langley for years!
    He was a do good kind of man. He never hesitated to correct me for ill behavior as a young man.
    His music and style will always cross my soul when I hear a familiar ol tune.
    He loved to rebuttal the Dixie Chick Song about Earl with a light hearted funny come back. And that mini-me doll! Priceless!
    Thank you for the amazing memories, Earl!

  • ken edgell

    earl you were truly a great friend. thank you for the many times you offered me a hand up. you surely touched the hearts of my family and I am grateful to have known you. you have made my life so much better and I will surely miss you. its been quite some time to have known you but it still seems too short. but alas we will meet again someday so goodbye for now my friend please take care and enjoy your new journey. again thank you love ken edgell ps its winter time and I’m sure one of them water pipes needs repair after all they never need work in the summer !!!

  • Joyce Vaara Holland

    Earl was very supportive of our family when we lived in Concrete. A kind and caring soul . He enjoyed scaring the heck out of all the neighborhood kids when we were outside playing in the dark. We played a lot of games outside at gramma Orrs house. May God comfort you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Krissie Hemphill

    My sweet Uncle Earl, you will forever be missed. You always gave the best hugs. I will never forget how kind you were even when you were joking around. I love you forever!

  • Jim & Susan Schrader

    I hope that you are in charge of entertainment Where ever you are. You always brought a smile & hug each & everytime I saw you!! You will truly be missed by so many. RIP you gentle soul.

  • Jamie Palmer

    Uncle Earl, I sure will miss flying down to see you and Granny. I always looked forward to you coming over and spending the day laughing and going to lunch. I bet your in heaven doing what you do best, entertaining everyone. Please give Granny a hug for me. Till I see you again, rest easy Uncle Earl! Love you!
    Jamie Palmer

  • Linda Stocker

    Uncle Earl, so many awesome memories. Another added to the family circle. You we’re more than an Uncle, you were my friend. I will miss you. Your niece , Linda

  • Michelle

    Earl was always joking around. Making me laugh. He was close to my Parents and so I got to spend a lot of time with him. I will always remember the bullhorn at family reunions. He also was very kind and caring. He will be greatly missed. I will see him again on the other side.
    Michelle Dods

  • Heather Edgell

    I love you Grandpa. We will miss you. We know you are singing and having a good time in Heaven