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.