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Orrie James

Orrie James, age 77, of Grand Island, formerly of Aurora, passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2020, at Lakeview Nursing Home.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions in place at this time, private family inurnment will be at the Aurora Cemetery. The family will hold a Memorial Service at a later date. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Orrie Junior James, the son of Paul Lee and Goldie Elizabeth (Alkire) James, was born in Omaha, Nebraska on July 26, 1942 and passed away on April 23, 2020 at the age of 77.

Orrie grew up in Omaha and several other cities in Nebraska.

Orrie married Delores Chollar on June 21, 1976 at Grand Island. They had two children. Orrie did manual labor for the City of Aurora and worked for several farmers in the area. They moved to Grand Island in 2015.

Orrie was a member of the First Christian Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents and other family members.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Delores (by only 5 hours and one minute); son, Richard of Kansas; daughter, Kimberly of Seward; several grandchildren; sister-in-law, Betty Wengler and several nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.

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