Richard Allen Orr


Richard Allen Orr, an original Sunset Mesa resident, died May 19.

Orr was born in 1931 in Aberdeen, S.D. and moved to Los Angeles with his family when he was a teenager. He graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and served in the U.S. military for three years during the Korean War.

Orr worked as a teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District for 33 years. He also served as a lifeguard on Los Angeles beaches for 50 years.

Orr is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Esther, and their son, David.

A memorial service took place last Sunday.