Orrin H. Phipps

October 19, 1921January 26, 2013

Orrin H. Phipps, 91

Yarmouth – Orrin Phipps, 91, of Yarmouth died on Saturday January 26, 2013. He was born in Portland on October 19, 1921, the son of William and Fannie (Ross) Phipps.

Orrin was the founder of Yarmouth Lumber and was actively involved until a week ago. He always enjoyed trucking, was a Red Sox fan, an avid hunter and loved horses. He owned race horses for over 50 years and was driving them into his mid-80s. He was a lifetime member of the Maine Harness Horsemen’s Association and the US Trotting Association. Orrin also loved dachshunds and there was no other dog for him.

He is survived by his son William Phipps of Yarmouth; his grandchildren: James, Sheryl, Bethany, Laurie, Kevin, and Kristalyn, as well as a large extended family. He was predeceased by his first wife Elizabeth Sperry, his second wife Margaret Dugas, his daughter Janet Clarke and his grandson Jake Phipps.

A time of gathering and visitation will be held on Friday February 1, 2013 from 6 – 8 pm with tributes at 7:30 pm at Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth, ME. Burial will be in the spring in Riverside Cemetery, Smith Street, Yarmouth. Please visit to share condolences, memories and tributes with his family.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations in Orrin’s memory to: Maine Harness Horsemen’s Association Scholarship Fund, PO Box 436, Augusta, ME 04330



  • Gathering and Visitation Friday, February 1, 2013
  • Tributes Friday, February 1, 2013


  • Burial - Spring 2013

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Dana Sherman

February 7, 2013

My condolences to the Phipps Family. It was a pleasure to have met Orrin 3 yrs. ago.

Ann Jo Jackson

February 3, 2013

Oh, Bill, what a tough few months you've had! Your dad sounds like a delightful soul - loving horses and dachshunds left him no choice! I wish I had known him. May he rest in peace, and please accept my deepest sympathy.

Bob Billings

February 3, 2013

So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. I have great memories of delivering hay for Phippie's horses and getting sawdust and slab wood at his sawmill. There was always a lot of laughter whenever your Dad and my Dad got together. May he rest in peace.


February 1, 2013


January 31, 2013

Bill and family, My deepest sympathy in the passing of Big O. What a great sense of humor he had, I always enjoyed our insult swapping. May all the good memories carry you through this difficult time. Donna Kempton

Maine Harness Horsemen's Association

January 31, 2013

Our sincerest sympathies to the Phipp's family. The Maine Harness Racing Industry is deeply saddened to lose such a great horseman.

Ron & Bev Estes

January 30, 2013

We always enjoyed talking to Orrin at the races. He was a lot of fun and he loved his trotters! Our sincere condolences.

Janet (Goddard) Marconi

January 30, 2013

Bill - I'm so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. He was a much loved and respected horseman and will be greatly missed.

January 30, 2013

Bill, i am sorry to hear about your dad i remember him and his little dog, Lawson thought a lot of him spoke of him often. They are now driving the golden highway together and talking about old times take care love Janet

Bryce Mitchell

January 30, 2013

I always enjoyed the time that I spent with Orrin. He was always a true Gentleman. My condolences to the Phipps Family and to all the people who knew Orrin. May he rest in Peace, and look down upon us from time to time with that smile of his.