Orville “Doc” Hupp, 89, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at the Platte County Legacy Home in Wheatland, Wyoming with his wife by his side.
Doc was born in Gordon, Nebraska on Friday, March 15, 1929 the son of Albert and Opal Viola (Forster) Hupp.
Doc served in the United States Army in Fort Campbell, Kentucky from 1955-1957. He came to Fort Collins, Colorado in 1962 to work for Harold Greager, CPA as a bookkeeper. In 1963, he worked for Ghent Motor Company and then to Ed Carroll Motors where he worked for 21 years. He finished his career at Ghent Leasing in Fort Collins in 1994.
Orville married June Bond in 1950 and to this union, three children were born. They later divorced. In 1977, he married Ellen Cook and they continued living in Fort Collins until his retirement. Doc was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, rock hounding, and exploring. Many wonderful trips were enjoyed while 4-wheeling in the Colorado and Wyoming mountains and the Utah Canyonlands with friends. For the last 15 years, the couple has made their home in Wheatland, enjoying their friends and the wide open spaces.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Diana Borthwick; and two brothers, Vern Hupp and Eugene Hupp.
Doc was survived by his wife, Ellen; brother, Harold Hupp; daughter, Dani (Ken) LeJeune; son, David (Ruth) Hupp; nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
At his request no services will be held. His ashes will be scattered according to his wishes.
A memorial has been established in his name with Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, 5707 Grant Creek Road, Missoula, Montana 59808.
Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel of Wheatland is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences can be left for the family at www.gormanfh.com