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Obituary: Myrna Orr

Myrna Kay (Daniel) Orr, of Lincoln, Mont. died in her home, surrounded by her family, on Jan. 4, 2023. She was 80 years old.

Myrna was born on Sept. 24, 1942 in Great Falls, Mont. to Dolf and David Calvert.

Myrna married Lee Daniel on March 19, 1957. They raised three children in Laredo on the outskirts of Havre, Mont.

Mom was stubborn and witty, which made it clear where the rest of the family got it from. She had a heart so big, and she always put a smile on your face. Playful, bold, sassy, a storyteller who loved to laugh! Mom loved to play; she went sledding with her kids, threw on the ice skates and down to Big Sandy Creek they all went (frozen cow pies and all). She played baseball, she loved to fish and was quite a swimmer in her days. She would pack up a picnic lunch and take the family to Fresno Lake. During one of the outings, she saved a young boy and proceeded to lose her top. She recovered nicely! From a young age, Mom fed harvest crews, baked bread and created amazing casseroles. Grandkids, great grandkids and friends knew of her amazing talents with cinnamon rolls. She mothered Uncle Mark's kids along the way and would go about adopting any friend we brought home.

Mom married Bob on Feb. 11, 2004. Mom and Bob led an incredibly rich life filled with trips, good food, great drink and laughter. They had many friends and adventures with their friends. Mom's friends were her diamonds that shined bright. Once she met you, you were hers... heart and soul. She was always helping her friends; she was an amazing listener with a huge heart. Her creativity and talents were endless. She was savvy with social media, keeping in touch with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mom loved animals. Many dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, sheep and birds entered our lives and entertained us with their antics. Grandkids and great grandkids knew they were honored when they were allowed to feed the deer and the birds in her backyard. We were a lucky bunch of peeps!

Myrna is survived by children, Annette Diane Clark (Trace Clark), Aaron Lee Daniel (Tracy Daniel), George Allen Daniel (Nancy Daniel), her 11 grandchildren and her 18 great grandchildren. When marrying Bob, Mom enlarged her family by five kids, several grandkids and great grandkids.


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