BLACKWELL — Carol Jean Boullion Orr, of Blackwell, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at Integris Bass Baptist Health Center in Enid at the age of 74 years.
Carol was born on July 19, 1943, in Anniston, Ala., the daughter of Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Leroy and Erna Graf Boullion. She grew up in various states including Washington, Arkansas, Michigan and Texas. She lived in Germany for a combined nine years during three different tours of duty with both her father and her husband. She married Eugene Roy Orr on June 2, 1962, in El Paso, Texas. Following a three-year tour in Germany, they moved to Michigan for five years. They then moved to Doniphan, Mo., for a year and a half before moving to Tonkawa, in the early 1970s. They later moved to Blackwell to make their home. They had three children, Gene Orr and Rebecca Orr Allen, both born in Munich, Germany and Michael Orr, born in Mount Clemens, Mich.
Upon their move to Blackwell, they opened and operated Orr Upholstery in Blackwell until ill health forced Eugene to retire after 35 years of service. Along with helping her husband with the family business, she worked for the Blackwell Journal-Tribune for 13 years. Other employment included working at Southwest Cupid for three years and Sykes in Blackwell for a year. She also found time to attend Pioneer Technology Center in Ponca City where she graduated as a registered medical assistant. Her husband preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 2008 and she continued to make Blackwell her home.
She was an active member of Immanuel Baptist Church and Hope Sunday School Class in Blackwell. Other memberships include the Oklahoma Home and Community Education, life member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, Post 2855 and the Kay County R.S.V.P. Council. She served her community in many capacities including serving on the A.A.R.P., Executive Council for the State of Oklahoma and as president and vice-president on the Blackwell council of A.A.R.P. She was a board member of the Senior Citizens Center and served as secretary for three years, as well as volunteering at the Good Buy Shoppe in Blackwell. Her passion for seniors extended to the State Capitol where she was active in helping pass various bills relating to senior citizens.
She is survived by three children, Gene Orr, of Ponca City, Rebecca Allen, of Blackwell and Michael Orr, of Ponca City; seven grandchildren, Bradley Orr, Tracy Orr, Amanda Maise, Courtney Orr, Cassie Evans, Aleasha Rowe and Carrie Orr; three great-grandchildren, Cambree Cooper, Branson Evans and Adelynn Rower. She is also survived by a brother, Kenneth Boullion Jr. and wife Cathy, of Mission Viejo, Calif. and two sisters, Patricia Griffis and husband Richard, of Monroe, Ohio and Vivian Mitchell and husband Mitch, of Louisville, Miss.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and a daughter-in-law, Renae Orr.
A service is scheduled for 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 11, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Blackwell with the Rev. Matt Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Blackwell Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 8-9, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 10, from 1:30-6 p.m.
A memorial has been established in her honor with Immanuel Baptist Church Hope Sunday School Class in c/o Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 120 W. Padon, Blackwell, OK 74631.
On-line condolences can be made at www.robertsandsonfh.com.