Doris Jane ‘Casey’ Orrison
Doris Jane “Casey” Orrison died peacefully at her home in El Jebel early Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010.She was born on Aug. 28, 1929 in Childress, Texas.When she was a child, Doris’ family relocated to Cheyenne, Wyo., where she grew up. After graduating from Cheyenne Central High School, Doris attended nursing school in Dallas, Texas and went on to become a surgical nurse.On Sept. 11, 1951, Doris married Carl E. Orrison Jr. and they had two children, Andrea and Timothy. In 1963, Doris and Carl moved to Glenwood Springs to run the Glenwood Springs operations of Orrison Distributing, Inc., an Anheuser Bush & Miller Brewing distributorship. Doris was the office manager and bookkeeper until her retirement in 1984. After her retirement, Doris and Carl split their time between Glenwood Springs and Cape Coral, Fla.Doris was an avid reader all of her life, and was particularly fond of the science fiction and fantasy genres. She shared that love with her children and grandchildren. She was a skilled quilt artist, a gift she shared with her sister and her niece Kimberly. She enjoyed family, movies and television and gave generously to people and causes she believed in.Her mother, Julia; father Jack; husband, Carl; brother, Donald; sister, Jackie; grandson, Nathan; and niece Deborah preceded her in death.Doris will be missed by her daughter, Andrea Orrison; son, Timothy Orrison; grandsons, Thomas Orrison, Christian and Niklaus Pedersen; nieces, Shannon Casey Honaker, Kendal Casey Newman, Kimberly Holdsworth Swain; nephews, Patrick Casey, and Christopher Holdsworth, great nephew Jack Swain; dear friend and sister-in-law, Barbara Orrison; brother-in-law, Carrol Orrison; cousin Bobbie; Doris will also be missed by her beloved cat Sara who stayed near her until the end.A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 2010 at St Mary’s Cathedral in Cheyenne, Wyo. A luncheon for friends and family will follow in the church hall.Friends and family are invited to a gathering in celebration of Doris’ life at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010 at the home she shared with her daughter Andrea at 236 Summit Drive, Carbondale.
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