Nadine Clementine Orr, 87, died on Nov. 2, 2020, peacefully in her sleep at PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center New Horizons Long Term Care.
She was born Nadine Clementine Huckleberry on Nov. 26, 1932, in Goodwell, Oklahoma.
She was married in 1956 in Sitka.
Mrs. Orr resided in Goodwell before moving to Ketchikan, where she resided for 65 years.
She owned a candy store on Woodland Avenue, and also worked as an elevator operator in the Federal Building, a waitress at the soda fountain in the Race Avenue Drugstore and as a custodian for the Ketchikan School District.
Mrs. Orr was involved in PeaceHealth's ministries.
She enjoyed playing bingo, knitting, crocheting, playing Kismet with friends, fishing in the derby and collecting dolls.
Her family writes that she "especially loved music and watching her husband, Art Orr, and father, William Huckleberry, play in the band (Art Orr and the Rhythm Rascals)."
Mrs. Orr also enjoyed working for local and federal elections and visiting with family and friends.
"She always had a smile and a loving heart," her family writes.
Mrs. Orr was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Orr Jr.; father, William Huckleberry; mother, Beatrice Smith; sister, Maxine Ellis; brothers, Nelson Lee Huckleberry and James Berle "Chooge" Huckleberry; and great-grandsons, Christian A. Begley and Adam R. Menge Jr.
She is survived by her sister, Kaheda Vern of San Bernadino, California; sons, Donald J. Orr and Robert D. Orr of Ketchikan, Jeffrey D. Orr of Auburn, Washington, and Kelly P. Orr of Ketchikan; grandchildren, Brooke and Mike Peterson of Shelton, Washington, Ryan Orr of Ketchikan, Stephanie Orr of Ketchikan, Sarah Orr of Ketchikan, William Orr and Tamara Orr of Ketchikan, Marie Orr of Boise, Idaho, Shannon Orr of Ketchikan, Danielle Orr of Ketchikan, Kathryn Orr of Ketchikan, Derek Orr of Ketchikan, Jeffrey W. Orr of Anchorage, Teresa Orr of Anchorage and Alex Orr of Anchorage; and 18 great grandchildren.
A service is planned for a future date when COVID-19 restrictions subside, with the Rev. Roger Arriola officiating.
Mrs. Orr's remains were cremated, and her ashes will be interred at Bayview Cemetery.