Obituary-Charles Orr

Charles Orr

Charles “Chuck” Robert Orr III, 67, passed away on March 3, 2017 after battling cancer, in St. George, Utah. He and his twin sister (Patricia) were born in Ventura, California on February 19, 1950 to Charles Robert Orr Jr. and Mary Orr.

Chuck served in the US Army, as a Chief Warrant Officer 2 during Vietnam. He served as a helicopter pilot where he was awarded the Purple Heart.

Chuck was an avid car racing enthusiast and race car buff. He loved racing. He owned a red Dodge Viper that could be seen cruising the streets of Mesquite on bright and sunny days.

He met and fell in love with Bettie Beihl, marrying her on April 17. Bettie has been the love of his life. Over the past 46 years, it was a rare occurrence to see them apart.

Chuck and Bettie lived in Ventura and Lake Isabella, California for 30 years before settling in Mesquite, Nevada in 2001. They loved the desert and the community they found.

Chuck is survived by his dear wife Bettie and two daughters, Sharlene (Thomas) Navarro and Stephanie Hefner, and seven grandchildren, Brandon (Shannon) Orr, Derec Chumley, Steven Orr, Dylan (Shelby) Chumley, Langston Navarro, Nathan Hefner, and Madelyn Hefner, three great-grandchildren, and his twin sister Patricia Orr.

A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, March 10 at 11 a.m. at the Casablanca Resort Showroom, 950 West Mesquite Blvd., Mesquite, NV 89027.


  1. Beautiful Bettie, I’m so sorry for your loss. You and Chuck were such a joy to know when I was living in Mesquite. I know you were soul mates and how difficult this must be for you. Please know my heart goes out to all of you at this time. Please reach out to me if I can do anything at all! XOXO

    • Judy armstrong says:

      Dear Bettie, daughters,and grandchildren,
      I send my deepest condolences for your lose. Chuck was a quite a man. When he smiled it as sincere and pleasing. Know that if you ever need anything. I’m here and will help if I can I’m lost for the perfect words but my tears get in the way. Gods speed chuck

  2. Terry Conner says:

    Dear Orr Family,
    I worked for Chuck at the Casa Blanca. He was not only a good supervisor, but a good friend.
    I last talked to him about 6 years ago during a visit in Mesquite.
    I feel a profound sense of loss of a good friend and a very good man.
    My condolences to the family and “May God Bless”.

    Terry Conner

  3. I worked with Chuck back in the late 90’s and I will never forget him. Prayers for the family chuck will be missed.

Speak Your Mind