Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

March 7, 2013
Shirlee Maxine Fields Orr

Obit Shirlee Orr1933 – 2013

Shirlee passed away peacefully March 5 in Magna into the loving arms of her husband, Berkley, and her Heavenly Father. Shirlee was born on Jan. 7, 1933 in Ophir, the second child to J. Arthur and Edith Mary Bryan Fields. Shirlee enjoyed her early years in Ophir making many friends. At the age of 9 her family moved to Tooele where she attended Central Elementary, Tooele Junior High School and Tooele High School. She graduated in 1951 with 12 years of perfect attendance. She completed one year at BYU. Shirlee was a lifelong member of the LDS church, holding many callings over the years. She served a mission to the Northern States from 1957 to 1959. On Aug. 14, 1964 Shirlee married the love of her life, Berkley Cooley Orr, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They made their home in Grantsville. They were blessed with two beautiful children, Annalyn and Robert. Shirlee was a wonderful mother and wife. She was a wonderful cook, always making delicious rolls and candy. She loved children and spent most of her life caring for them in her home. She is survived by her daughter, Annalyn Orr, sisters Darlene Shields, Carol Jeanne (Bob) Harding, Bonny Lea (Ron) Robinson and Betty Lou (Bob) Cox, sisters-in-law Helen Boltz, Sharon Dean and Helen Orr, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Berkley, son Robert, parents, brother J. Clair, sister-in-law Evelyn Fields, and brother-in-law Theron Shields. Shirlee’s family would like to thank Belinda and Bobbie of the Copper View Care Center for their loving care of our dear Shirlee. Funeral services will be held at noon on March 9 at the Grantsville 3rd Ward, 428 S. Hale St., where a viewing will be held Saturday 10 to 11:45 a.m. Interment will be at Grantsville Cemetery. Online condolences can be left at

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