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Arthur Toby Orr V ’43

Published in Sept. 10, 2003, issue

Toby died April 22, 2003, in Ennis, Mont., at age 82.

Following his 1939 graduation from St. Paul's School, he went on to major in political science at the Woodrow Wilson School. He was a member of Colonial Club.

Toby joined the Naval Reserve a month after Pearl Harbor and became a PBY pilot, later qualifying in land-based planes to join VBP Squadron 135. He flew many rocket and strafing missions against Japanese ships. When peace arrived, Toby took up ranching as a career. Eventually, he built the business into a large-scale operation.

He never lost his love of flying and readily volunteered his services for rescue and mercy missions. Toby was respected for his integrity, kindness, honesty, and personal warmth. He belonged to the Ennis Lions Club and served in the Peace Corps in Costa Rica from 1967-70.

Toby is survived by his wife of 59 years, the former Carol Jahns; a son, Monty; daughters Elizabeth Segal and Katherine Dix; and seven grandchildren. To the entire family, we extend our deepest condolences.

The Class of 1943

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