Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Greers in:
 • Taylor Cemetery
 • Taylor
 • Navajo County
 • Arizona
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Orson Pratt Greer, Jr
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: Jul. 21, 1921
Mesa
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA
Death: Jun. 26, 2007
Pinetop-Lakeside
Navajo County
Arizona, USA

The White Mountain Independent,
Show Low, Arizona ~ July 26, 2007

Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. USAF Orson Pratt Greer Jr., 85, died peacefully June 26, 2007, at RTA Hospice in Lakeside.

He was "larger than life" in his accomplishments: jet pilot, professor of air science and government, lover of life, scholar, world traveler, historian, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather; posterity of 84.

He was the last remaining grandson of A.V. and Polly Greer (in Greer), LDS pioneers who around 1860 homesteaded the 26 Bar Ranch in Amity where Orson's father was born and his parents are buried.

He served his country with distinction and honor in WWII, Korea and SAC Command Vietnam. He was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Family services were held June 26. Owens Mortuary in Show Low handled the arrangements. Donations may be made to RTA Hospice, 1789 W. Commerce, Lakeside, AZ 85929. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Orson Pratt Greer (1880 - 1956)
  Emma Belle Brown Greer (1881 - 1945)
 
 Spouse:
  Betty Jane Hotopp Greer (1936 - 2014)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Taylor Cemetery
Taylor
Navajo County
Arizona, USA
 
Created by: Vicalina
Record added: Jul 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54918674
Orson Pratt Greer, Jr
Added by: Sharla
 
Orson Pratt Greer, Jr
Added by: ihavethegenealogybug
 
Orson Pratt Greer, Jr
Added by: Vicalina
 
 
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Sharla
 Added: Sep. 17, 2010
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service