Era Leta Hobdy Orrison, 93, died Saturday afternoon, August 15, at her home at Galleria Woods Retirement Community, in Hoover, Alabama, from natural causes.
A native of Scottsville, Kentucky, Mrs. Orrison came to Oak Ridge in October 1943 to work for Tennessee Eastman Company. She met Robert “Bob” Garrett Orrison in Norris in March 1944, and they married in Scottsville in September 1944. They bought one of the first lots for sale by the city in 1956 and built their house on Delaware Avenue.
Mrs. Orrison raised five children through the Oak Ridge School system and all obtained undergraduate degrees from Auburn University.
Mrs. Orrison, a founding member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church, remained active in their ministries for 60 years.
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