Last updated 3/9/2022 at 8am
Orie Francis passed away Thursday, March 3, 2022. Orie was born January 18, 1937, in Grand Junction, Colorado. He graduated from high school in Grand Junction and attended Mitchell College in New London, Connecticut and Mesa College in Grand Junction, Colorado from 1957-1959, majoring in Engineering. He married Myrna Paddock June 22, 1958 in Grand Junction, CO. Orie started working for the U.S.B.R. as a surveyor in 1960 and began working as an Inspector in Construction of Dams for the U.S.B.R. in 1966. Orie and Myrna moved around often, until they settled in Electric City, Washington in December 1970. He worked at the Grand Coulee Dam until he retired in 1993.
Orie was predeceased by youngest son, Scott Francis, his parents, three sisters and one brother.
He is survived by his wife, Myrna Francis, daughter Pam Heintz, son Dennis Francis, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, and two brothers.
Orie enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, boating, gardening, baking and building and fixing things.
No service is planned at this time.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at http://www.stratefuneral.com for Orie's family.