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Allen Jernon Sidney "Sidney" Orendoff, III
Birth: Nov. 8, 1929
Miami
Ottawa County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: May 14, 1985
Burlington
Skagit County
Washington, USA

NAME: Born as Algernon Sidney Orndoff (III according to himself, his mother, sister and daughter). Name automatically also as 'Allen Jernon' Sidney. He went by Sidney to differentiate between his father Algernon Jr. 'Allen'. Many times mistranslated as 'Algermon'. While in the army and in order to receive military pay, he had to change the spelling of his last name from Orndoff to Orendoff.

PARENTS: Algernon ('Allen Jernon' Sidney) Orndoff Jr. and Minnie Myrtle Seay. (Confirmation Source: Father's Name 'Algernon Jr.' on sister birth certificate, etc.)

MARRIAGE #1: Lois Marie Roberts
MARRIAGE DATE: September 19, 1952 / Tacoma, Pierce, Washington

MARRIAGE #2: Dorothy Clara (Strutz) Underwood
MARRIAGE DATE: October 01, 1966 / North Bend, King County, Washington

Algernon ‘Sidney’ Orndoff, III was born to Algernon Sidney, Jr. (‘Allen Jernon' Sidney Orndoff, Jr.) and Minnie (Seay) Orndorff, November 08, 1929 in Miami, Ottawa County in Oklahoma. Leaving Kansas in 1932 when he was three years old, he came with his parents, grandmother "Unie" Farner Orndoff-Mills-Corbin, aunts and uncles (Jim, Jess, Rosie Mills), moving to Washington State, where they lived in the Wenatchee, Omak and Tonasket area’s.

Sidney enlisted into the army during WWII 1946-1949, and served in the Japan Occupation. Stationed in Yamaguchi, Japan Military Base, he received ‘the Star of the Rising Sun’ medal from the Japanese government for saving the life of a Japanese General. After being honorably discharged from the Army, Sidney came back up to Washington state and was staying with his father and working at Grand Coulee Dam. They were working on the car together, with little 3 year old 'Tommy' Judd following Sidney everywhere. When Sidney went into the house, he turned to Tommy who was following him, but Tommy was not there. An all day search ensued until someone discovered indented grass that covered an open cesspool, and Tommy in it.

A week later after burying Tommy, Sidney and his father Allen, both working for the Bureau of Reclamation project at the Dam, was leaving work. As Allen was going through the gate, he suffered a massive heart attack and collapsed. His son, Sidney, also leaving work, went to assist the bystanders with resuscitation, only to discover it was his own father. Allen was 42 years old.

Sidney spent a lot of time with his grandparents, Unie and Frank Corbin. The integrity, values and lifestyle that was passed on from his father, as well as from Unie and Frank impacted his life greatly. Sidney often talked about Unie and Frank who he greatly respected and admired. Frank also taught Sidney how to track animals.

Sidney married Lois Marie Roberts September 19, 1952 in Tacoma, Washington. They had one daughter, Linda. After their divorce, Sidney went to Alaska and worked on the Alaskan Oil Pipeline.

Sidney married a second time to Dorothy Clara Strutz Underwood October 01, 1966, raising a step-daughter and step-son. Sidney worked on Grand Coulee Dam, 3rd Power House, for many years. He was also active on the Sheriff’s posse and fire department.

Sidney had a ranch between Omak and Tonasket before moving to Orient, WA seven miles from the Canadian Border where he built their house. Shortly before his death, they moved to Othello, WA to be near his daughter Linda and son-in-law Jerry. He was 55 years old at the time of his death. He leaves behind one sister Sylvia, one daughter Linda (Jerry), one niece Priscilla, and three grandchildren. A wonderful husband, father and grandfather who is greatly missed.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Allen Jernon Sidney Orndoff (1906 - 1950)
  Minnie Myrtle Seay Orndorff (1903 - 1979)
 
 Spouses:
  Dorothy Clara Strutz Orendoff (1920 - 2006)
  Lois Marie Roberts Manera (1935 - 2009)*
 
 Children:
  Linda Darlene Orendoff Voss (1954 - ____)*
 
 Sibling:
  Allen Jernon Sidney Orendoff (1929 - 1985)
  Sylvia Alice Orndorff Prochaska (1934 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Loving Son, Brother, Dad, Uncle
 
Note: Ashes scattered on parents gravesite
 
Burial:
Tonasket Cemetery
Tonasket
Okanogan County
Washington, USA
Plot: Plot 11, Lot 1, Block 2
 
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Originally Created by: Angelion
Record added: Apr 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88514910
Allen Jernon Sidney Sidney Orendoff, III
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Allen Jernon Sidney Sidney Orendoff, III
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Rest in the Lord's Peace, Comfort and Love with no more sorrow or pain. You carried this picture with you in Japan, and kept it with you. Now you are with Him, and I am looking to the day we are reunited in Heaven. Never forgotten, and always with lov...(Read more)
- Linda
 Added: Aug. 25, 2016
Missing my family, your loving sister
-Anonymous
 Added: May. 11, 2016
 
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