REMEMBERING LAURA EILEEN ORR; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 24
(Senate - February 07, 2019)

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                      REMEMBERING LAURA EILEEN ORR

 Ms. SINEMA. Mr. President, today I wish to honor the life and 
legacy of Laura Eileen Orr, who passed away on January 16, 2019, at the 
age of 68. Mrs. Orr was born in Missouri on October 2, 1950. She served 
as a dedicated adviser to the students of Arizona State University for 
50 years. Our State will miss her dearly.
  Mrs. Orr began her career at ASU in 1968 and later went on to become 
the academic and student services manager at the College of Public 
Programs School of Social Work. She was a fierce advocate for students 
facing adversities and was renowned by her pupils and colleagues alike 
for her unwavering patience, encouragement, and magnanimity toward 
everyone she encountered. I was privileged to work with Laura for over 
10 years, first as a student in the master of social work program and 
later as a part-time professor in the school of social work. She was a 
joy to work with over the years.
  An avid sports fan, Mrs. Orr enjoyed supporting both the Sun Devils 
and the Cardinals at football games. She also enjoyed theaters and 
frequently attended performances and listened to Broadway play 
recordings.
  Mrs. Orr is survived by her husband of 45 years, Karl Orr, her two 
sisters Barbra Voelker and Nancee VanderPluyn; her two sons, 
Christopher and Michael and their wives, Danielle and Amanda; as well 
as four grandchildren; Brayden, Benjamin, Isabella, and Joseph. Please 
join me in honoring her memory.

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