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Larry Orendorff

(Aug. 26, 1950 - Sept. 11, 2012)

D. Lawrence “Larry” Orendorff died Sept. 11, 2012 in Apopka, Fla. He was 62.

Larry was born in Ponca City, Okla., Aug. 26, 1950 to SinClair and Mary K. Orendorff. The family moved to Casper, Wyo., in 1962, and to Powell in 1967.

Following high school, Larry attended and received a diploma in Diesel Mechanics from Wyoming Technical School in Laramie. After several years of practicing mechanics, he decided to earn a college degree and graduated from the University of Idaho as a mechanical engineer. He was immediately hired by Chicago Bridge and Iron in Houston, Texas.

Larry had a great sense of humor, most often at his own expense. He had much compassion and consideration for others and he expected those who were employed under his leadership to treat fellow colleagues similarly.

Larry was preceded in death by his mother, Mary K. Orendorff.

He is survived by his loving and caring wife, Elizabeth (Libby), a Master Degree nurse who gave uninterrupted attention to Larry during his struggle with cancer; his father and stepmother, SinClair and Helen Orendorff; siblings Jeannine (Larry) Cozzens, David (Vickie) Orendorff, Michael (Melinda) Orendorff, Candace (Tom) Horton, and many nieces, nephews and grandchildren.

Private services were held in Florida.

Memorial donations may be made to the Scholarship Fund at Northwest College Foundation, Powell, WY 82435 or a charity of donor’s choice.


  • posted by jason orendorff

    April 16, 2014 11:07 am

    i love and miss you dad

  • posted by Gail Robin

    September 30, 2012 8:53 am

    Libby, my thoughts and prayers are with you. He was a great guy and I have many fond memories of our laughs and times together at CBI/Indelco... brings a smile to my face-g

  • posted by John Clark

    September 19, 2012 12:11 pm

    Sorry Dean Orendoriff, it is hard on the parents when their children die before the parent.

    I knew you at Casper College

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