Robert Glenn Orr

February 13, 1929 ~ April 15, 2021


April 21, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
1950 E. Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah
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    April 21, 2021
    11:00 AM
    1950 E. Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah
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  • Robert Glenn Orr, born to Charley Glenn Orr and Velma Peterson in Provo, UT on February 13th, 1929 passed away on April 15th, 2021 at the age of 92. Bob lived most of his life in the Salt Lake Valley, and a short period of time in Southern California. Bob lost his father at the young age of 8, leaving him to assist his mother in caring for his younger siblings. Bob graduated from Jordan High School in Sandy and was involved in all types of athletic programs. He met and married Marian Mickelsen in 1952 and built their first home with his own hands. They welcomed their son, Ryan, on Mother’s Day in 1956.

    Bob provided for his family by working as a baker at Brady’s Bakery in Sandy, and later as a utilityman at the Kennecott Copper Mine. Bob lost his lovely wife, Marian, in 1988. Later, Bob met Gwen Bennett of Grace, ID and together they merged their families and started a new chapter of their lives. Bob had a great love for his Scottish heritage, Native American art, and western films, especially those starring “The Duke” John Wayne. He looked forward to having breakfast at local diners, Jim’s and Virg’s. Virg’s even named a dish after him. Grandpa Bob loved his grandchildren dearly and was known for building forts, playing store, creating robots out of cardboard boxes, and enjoying many outdoor activities with them including shooting and 4-wheeling.

    Bob is preceded in death by his mother and father, wife Marian, wife Gwen, in-laws James, Bessie, Wayne, Darlene, and Junior Mickelsen, mother-in-law Alice Trappett, and stepson Hugh Bennett. Bob is survived by his son Ryan (Lorraine) Orr, brother Don (Beth) Orr, sister Margene (Jackie) Sagers, sister Debbie (Steve) Henager, sister-in-law Sandra (Dave) Cleveland, stepson Don (Judy) Bennett, step-daughter-in-law Candy Bennett, multiple nieces and nephews, ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

    Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 21st at 11:00 am at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Road (10600 S.) in Sandy, UT with a viewing beginning at 10:00 am. To view previously held services please visit


    I will miss Bob very much. Bob was a great Husband to our Mother and a great Step father to my brother and I (Don and Hugh) Hugh had a very close relationship to Bob probably closer than to our Father. Bob was full of unconditional love for his family. I am sure sometimes it was difficult with two families, but Bob made sure to make sure no one was let out of any activity. I will miss Bob but I know I will see him again.

    - Don Bennett
    The Orr Family, Bill and I enjoyed getting to know Robert and Ryan at Virg's Restaurant. We met Robert just after his surgery on his head and was glad he recovered so well. We were amazed at the way Robert lived his life and once in a while would be able to see him and his wife together for breakfast. Robert was always ready with a handshake and a hug whenever we encountered him. We will miss seeing his shining spirit, but glad he will be whole again with our Father in Heaven. Thank you Ryan for being such a great friend. Look forward to seeing you at Virg's in the future.

    - Bill and JoAnn Ryan