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Joe A. Orpi Jr

April 5, 1947 — January 24, 2022

Joe A Orpi Jr.
April 5th, 1947 ~ January 24th, 2022

Joe A Orpi Passed away on Monday, January 24th, 2022, at his families’ residence in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was 74 years old.
An only for immediate family service will be held on Saturday, April 16th, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hotchkiss, Colorado Fairgrounds Hall; and he will be inurned at the Riverside Cemetery.
Joe was born on April 5th, 1947, to Mabel (Gonzales) and Joe A Orpi Sr., in Palisade, Colorado.
Joe grew up in the Palisade, CO area and then graduated from Hotchkiss High School in 1966.
Joe served our country in the United States Army from November 10th, 1966 to November 8th, 1968.
Joe married the love of his life Rebecca (Schmidtke).
Joe’s chosen career was in the mining field and he spent many years in the US Steel, Mid Continent, West Elk, Colorado Mines and Stansbury and Lyons, Wyoming, Chaco’s and Crawford State Park.
Joe is survived by his son Leon Orpi; step son Kenneth (Marsha) Kummer; step daughter Mona (Kelly) Vavra; brothers and sisters Viola, Louise, Bill, JoAnn and Micky; granddaughters Tori, Brittany, Liz, and Grace; two great granddaughters; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Joe is preceded in death by his mother Mabel, father Joe Sr, wife Rebecca, Dorothy and Arlinda; and grandson Johnathan.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.
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