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Husband of Dorothy Evelyn Cole Orgill, AAFA #0315



Max Stanley Orgill




Pinedale, Sublette Co., WY—26 February 2009


            Max S. Orgill, 88, of Pinedale, Wyoming passed away Monday morning February 16, 2009 at the Sublette Center in Pinedale. His family was with him when he left his mortal body to return to his Father in Heaven.

            Max was born February 22, 1920 in Egin, Idaho to Alexander and Margaret Walker Orgill. He was the eldest of five children. He attended school in Kemmerer, Wyoming and graduated from Kemmerer High School. After graduation he worked in Sublette County for the Cattleman’s Association. He married his sweetheart Dorothy Cole on May 8, 1941 in the Logan, Utah L.D.S. Temple. To this union were born three children Rex, Jeanene and Norma.

            Max was drafted into the U.S. Army and served his country during WWII in the Pacific. He was wounded in the battle of Okinawa, Japan and had several close calls during his time in the service.

            He dearly loved his family. He enjoyed the outdoors and spending time in the mountains, he cherished a good dog at his side and an honest horse under him. He had a special connection with nature and the beautiful creations of this world. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

            He is survived by his son Rex (Winnie) Orgill of Bountiful, UT and their children Ryan, Kelly, Leslie and Kristen; His Daughter Jeanene (Buzz) Esterholt and their children Aaron, Brian (Charlotte), Ruth and Curt; brothers Douglas, Melvin and Stewart Orgill; and great-grandson Wyatt.

            He is preceded in death by his wife Dorothy; daughter Norma and sister Barbara Harrin.

            A graveside funeral service was held Friday morning February 20th at 11:00 a.m. at the Pinedale Cemetery. Bishop Chris Nelson conducted the service.


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Max Orgill (SS# issued in WY), last residence Pinedale, Sublette Co., WY.

            An article about his life, including photos of his family, was published in the Pinedale Roundup on 14 October 1999.