Dorr L.O. ‘Bud’

Longtime Coupeville resident L.O. “Bud” Dorr, 80, died Oct. 30, 2002, as the result of an auto accident near Coupeville.

Mr. Dorr was born May 3, 1922, in Nebraska to Henry and Anna Dorr. He was raised in O’Neil, Neb., where he graduated from high school. Following high school graduation, he entered the Army Air Corps, serving in World War II. He re-enlisted at the beginning of the Korean Conflict, and followed the Air Force as a career, retiring in June 1966 as a major.

Mr. Dorr attended several years of college while in the Air Force. He then attended Heald College in San Francisco, where he received a bachelor’s degree in engineering. On Aug. 1, 1963, he married Florence Grace Wilson in Albany, N.Y. They eventually moved to Oxnard, Calif., where Mr. Dorr worked in civil service with the Navy for 10 years. In 1977 they moved to Whidbey Island.

Mr. Dorr was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Coupeville, where he served as an ordained deacon for 20 years. He was known in Coupeville and Oak Harbor for his many visits to the sick and shut-ins. He enjoyed golfing, reading and walking.

Mr. Dorr is survived by his wife, Florence, three sisters, two brothers, and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial was held Nov. 5 at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church. Interment followed at Sunnyside Cemetery, with prayers offered by Rev. Ronald Belisle and military honors by a McChord Air Force Base honor guard.

More in Obituaries

Larry L. Rocho: Jan. 17, 1939 – March 7, 2019

Larry L. Rocho, of Coupeville, passed away on Thursday March 7, 2019… Continue reading

Richard John Pearson: Dec. 3, 1945 – March 3, 2019

On March 3, 2019, our beloved Richard John Pearson, surrounded by his… Continue reading

Donald Mackay Goodfellow: Sept. 11, 1929 – March 4, 2019

Donald Mackay Goodfellow was born Sept. 11, 1929 in Seattle, second son… Continue reading

Kenneth Wayne Gill: May 15, 1942 – Feb. 16, 2019

Kenneth Wayne Gill, of Freeland, Wash., succumbed to a long-term battle with… Continue reading

William (Bill) Curtis

William (Bill) Curtis passed away Jan. 25, 2019.He was born on May… Continue reading

Mary Cecilia Smith: Oct. 8, 1929 – Feb. 27, 2019

Mary Cecilia Smith passed away peacefully on Feb. 27, 2019. Mary was… Continue reading

Mary Lou (MacDonald) Harris: July 9, 1928 – March 2, 2019

Mary Lou (MacDonald) Harris went home to her Heavenly Father on March… Continue reading

Ken Gilroy: Feb. 10, 2019

Ken Gilroy, 86, passed away Feb. 10, 2019 in Phoenix from a… Continue reading

Robert Francis Casey: July 8, 1921 – Feb. 13, 2019

Robert Francis Casey, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away on… Continue reading

Most Read