Ord Dean Orr

Passed away on April 9, 2018

O. Dean Orr

Ord Dean Orr was born on February 11, 1941 in Pueblo, Colorado and went to be with his Lord on April 9, 2018 at home in Camino, California after a sudden heart attack.

Dean grew up on a cattle ranch outside of Pueblo, Colorado. He lived there with his father, mother and two sisters until his father's death when Dean was 16 years old. He and his mother then moved to Pueblo and after graduating from high school he attended Biola University in La Mirada, California where he met his wife, Bonnie. They were married July 25, 1964.

Dean and Bonnie relocated to Camino in 1966 where he worked as a special education teacher for 35 years in the Buckeye School District. He made a great impact on both students and teachers during his long career in education. He and Bonnie raised four children, Amy, Sara, Rachel and Andy.

Dean was active at Gold Country Baptist Church where he preached and taught Sunday school and served those around him. He greatly loved the church and encouraging the leaders.

Dean joyfully labored until the very last moment of his life. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, and his daughter Rebecca. He is survived by Bonnie, his wife of 53 years, and his children, Amy Smith, Sara Garate (Ben), Rachel Lesiw (Bob), and Andy Orr (Megan). He is also survived by fourteen grandchildren.

We miss Dean immensely, but we rejoice that he is now present with Jesus. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018, 11:00 a.m., at Gold Country Baptist Church, 3800 N. Shingle Road, Shingle Springs, California.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 28, 2018

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Robert Clayton

May 7, 2018

Dean will always be remembered for his study and teaching of the bible. He was truly a "Berean", someone who encouraged those attending his classes to verify and judge all things to see if they aligned with scripture. He included his own teaching in that process, and encouraged daily reading and study of the Word, so that those attending his Bible class would always be able to determine any teaching that might be in error. Thank you Dean for your years of teaching.

To Bonnie and family we wish to send our love and condolences. You are all in our prayers. What a blessed hope we have, to know that Dean is in the presence of our Lord and other believers, thanks to Calvary. Willie Ann (Schlaegel) also sends her love.

God bless you,

Bob & Cathye Clayton and family

Jack and Linda Schwarz

April 29, 2018

Dear Bonnie and Family:

We just saw the news of Dean's death on Facebook and were saddened to hear the news. We have great memories of both you and Dean at Biola.
Our love and prayers are with you as you grieve his loss!

Verne and Nancy Luellen

April 16, 2018

Dear ones, We know Dean is safe in the arms of his Lord and Savior whom he served so faithfully through his years. Altho' he will be missed greatly, what a comfort to know we shall see him again one glorious day as we are united once again in our eternal, heavenly HOME! Know many others who have gone on before, WELCOMED HIM HOME!
He was a good and Godly man. His Christian example was an inspiration to all who had the privilege and honor of knowing him. We have many fond memories of times when he shared with us in ministry, especially at family reunions and also other times.
Altho' not present physically there with you, we ARE WITH YOU IN LOVE AND SPIRIT! Love knows no distance! Please know we truly share this time with you and pray the Lord's peace, love, encouragement and grace will be with you now and in time to come. You shall remain in our continued thoughts and prayers. We chose to send a memorial donation in Dean's honor to our sons THUNDER ROAD MINISTRIES. This vital ministry shares with so many who need to hear, the GOOD NEWS of JESUS and HIS LOVE. We feel Dean would approve, knowing his memory will help spread the Lords message.
Much love to you all! Please know we care!

Verne and Nancy Luellen and family