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Oren William Lamm
April 9, 1943 ~ September 26, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Oren William Lamm April 9, 1943 – September 26, 2023 My beloved left his earthly home at 9:18 a.m., Tuesday, September 26, 2023, with me by his side.
Oren and his stillborn sister were the first of six children born to Marjorie and William. The Lamm family was made complete by the births of Juel, Bruce, Brent, and Cheryl.
Oren lived in Durand, Wisconsin, throughout his early years, joined the Air Force in 1961, and was stationed at Elmendorf Air Base. He experienced the challenges of the great Alaskan earthquake and recalled that experience for his local newspaper in Durand. Upon completing his military service as a surgical technician, he returned to Wisconsin to fulfill his goal of becoming a surgeon. During that time, he and Hazel were married. Phillip and Mark made their family complete. Oren completed his internship and residency through the Tucson Medical Center Program and first practiced in Ajo and Morenci, Arizona, for Phelps Dodge Mining Corporation. His tenure at Phelps Dodge, in addition to his surgical practice and temporary appointment as Hospital Administrator, introduced him to all aspects of mining and the Southwest desert, which became a lifelong attraction.
He also became comfortable with the differences in hunting and fishing between the Midwest and the Southwest. Due to the lull in the mining industry, Oren moved his surgical practice to Sierra Vista Community Hospital, Sierra Vista, Arizona, in 1985. His dedication to his patients included religiously rounding twice daily on those hospitalized and even provided home visits when necessary. At that time, he and I were introduced to each other by a colleague, fell in love, and found our life-long partners.
Oren had a yen to become a pilot and trained under Phil Tucker, earning his Private Pilot Airplane Single Engine license and purchased his plane.
Oren will be lovingly remembered by his siblings, Juel (Bruce), Bruce, Brent (Janice), Cheryl; children, Phillip and Mark (Rachel); step-children, Robert (Connie), Melissa (Ken), Debbie (Paul), Christie (James), Daniele; 24 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 12 nieces and nephews.
His parents, sister, and maternal and fraternal grandparents predecease Oren.
In addition to being an avid outdoorsman, he was also involved in Sierra Vista’s Citizen Police Academy, Arizona Rangers, several softball teams, the American Legion, Huachuca Mountain Archers and Bowhunters Club, and Cochise County Republicans. His favorite charities included the National Association for Gun Rights, Rocky Mountain Elk Fountain, Hillsdale College, Shriners Hospital for Children, Judicial Watch, Americans for Freedom, and The Commemorative Air Force Foundation.
Services to memorialize Oren are scheduled as follows:
A Celebration of Life for a time of visitation and sharing memories at Hatfield’s Funeral Home, Thursday, October 12, 5:00-7:00 pm and a graveside service at Southern Arizona Veterans Cemetery Chapel, Friday, October 13, 11:00 am.
My dear husband, you no longer suffer frustration and pain. You are in God’s hands, I Love you, Carolyn