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Orin Porter Black
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Birth: Aug. 14, 1910
Death: Feb. 24, 2004

Working for thirty-four years for Metropolitan life Insurance Company and later for Salt Lake County, Orin was a LDS bishop twice and a stake patriarch for twenty-seven years. He and his wife served a South Carolina Colombia Mission. He particularly loved working with young men in the priesthood, always teaching principles of hard work, honesty, integrity and generosity. An avid sports fan as both a participant and spectator, he treasured his education at Jordan High School and Brigham Young University. A champion cowboy with a great love for horses, Orin raised a large vegetable garden and freely shared his produces. Born in Pacheco, Mexico to Morley Larsen Black and Lydia Ellen Porter, Orin married Vanice Beck on June 16, 1936 in the Salt Lake Temple. Preceding him in death, on June 27, 2001, he provided constant loving care during Vanice long illness. They are the parents of seven children: Dr. O. Brent Black (Sally, deceased); Mareid (L. Brent) Horton, serving in Greece Athens Mission; Marlene (Lee C.,) Rasmussen; Phyllis (Dr. David J.) Sperry; Dr. Randy R. (Jan) Black; Dr. Jerry B. (Debbie) Black; Janet (Walter B.) Brooks; 32 grandchildren and 76 great grandchildren. Surviving siblings include Gus, Dall (Joy), Raline Metcalf, Darlene Billings, and Rachel Black. He had eleven brothers and sisters and thirteen half brothers and sisters. 
Family links: 
  Morley Larsen Black (1875 - 1951)
  Lydia Ellen Porter Black (1875 - 1939)
  Vanice Beck Black (1913 - 2001)*
  Mareid Black Horton (1939 - 2006)*
  Randy Reid Black (1947 - 2009)*
  William Morley Black (1897 - 1952)*
  Ivy Mariah Black Brockbank (1898 - 1965)*
  Perry Warner Black (1900 - 1984)*
  Henry Black (1902 - 1904)**
  Lione Black (1902 - 1903)*
  Reva Black Kirby (1905 - 1992)*
  Alberto Black (1907 - 1907)**
  Jose Black (1908 - 1928)*
  Kimball Chase Black (1909 - 1980)**
  Orin Porter Black (1910 - 2004)
  LeGrand Black (1912 - 2002)*
  Kline Black (1915 - 1995)**
  Guss Porter Black (1915 - 2008)*
  Fonda Porter Black (1917 - 1928)*
  Kelly Darnell Black (1920 - 2003)**
  Dall Larsen Black (1922 - 2004)*
  Darlene Black Billings (1922 - 2012)**
*Calculated relationship
Sandy City Cemetery
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Maintained by: Bruce J. Black
Originally Created by: John Warnke (inactive)
Record added: Apr 05, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10727695
Orin Porter Black
Added by: Bruce J. Black
Orin Porter Black
Added by: Bruce J. Black
Orin Porter Black
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Added by: Mark St. Andre
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- norma thurman
 Added: Jan. 29, 2008

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