Let the memory of Orval be with us forever
Let the memory of Orval be with us forever
Let the memory of Orval be with us forever
Let the memory of Orval be with us forever
  • 73 years old
  • Born on July 26, 1937 in Shelton, Washington, United States.
  • Passed away on December 7, 2010 in Tacoma, Washington, United States.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Orval Laney who was born on July 26, 1937 and passed away on December 7, 2010. We will remember him forever.

Go to this link to see a video of the service held December 18, 2010 --- http://vimeo.com/18008662

Posted by Maria Michaelson on 6th December 2011
I'm thinking of you today, Chris & Todd. I'm hoping you are healing & celebrating Orv's life. Love, Maria
Posted by Christine Laney on 17th December 2010
Slide Show - http://www.kizoa.com/slideshow-maker/d1336242k1305194o1/orvaldevonlaney
Posted by Kriss Miles on 16th December 2010
I now live in AZ and visit Seattle usually once a year. I would e-mail Orv and tell him that a bunch of us were meeting for breakfast on Sunday. As much of an effort it was for him to get moving, he usually would show up. I am very glad that this past summer, he was able to join us for breakfast and a nice visit. I am sorry for your loss.
Posted by Elizabeth Smith on 15th December 2010
Elizabeth and John Smith, Isle of Wight, England, UK We are so sad to read your news. We did not no Orval personally but we have known Felicity for a lifetime and it was Orval who gave her joy again. Thank you. Our most sincere condolences to all Orval's family and friends, Elizabeth and John
Posted by Christine Laney on 14th December 2010
I will miss you - but I will keep the best of you with me forever......
Posted by Maria Michaelson on 8th December 2010
I only met Orv 2 or 3 times. I know you will miss him and I am sorry for your loss.
Posted by Tom Michaelson on 7th December 2010
I will remember Orv as always trying to give me fatherly advice most of it in one ear and out the other, except as I was nearing driving age he told me to always assume that everyone else on the road was an idiot and capable of doing anything.I heed that advice to this very day.
Posted by Peggy Ryan on 7th December 2010
I will always remember him telling me to go play in the street when I was young. I do not know why this is such a memory, but it is. It was nice weather and we were in Moms back yard and we were all laughing. One of my other memories is when Tom and I went to California to stay with Betty and Orv for part of the summer. He took us to Disneyland, Knoxberry Farm and Pismo Beach. We had a great time. I am so sorry for your loss. Always remember the good times.
Posted by Kathy Hop on 7th December 2010
Orv certainly was a very handsome guy. Looking at the 1961 photo of him I realized how much Chris looks like Orv. I know that you will miss your dad/brother. It is very hard to lose a part of your family. The last several times I saw Orv he always talked about how proud he was of Todd and Chris. He was a very proud Dad.

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