Charles Edward Orand (’59)

Charles Edward Orand

The Dallas Morning News
February 17, 2023, 11:14 am EST

Charles Edward Charles Edward Orand passed peacefully on February 6, 2023, after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. We are comforted knowing he is fully alive in the Kingdom of Heaven with his Lord Jesus Christ. Born November 11, 1936, Charles grew up on the family farm in Fairfield, Texas before moving his senior year to Texas City where he graduated high school in 1955. Charles worked his way through college at The University of Houston, earning his bachelors of science degree. Soon after, he moved to Dallas where he began his lifelong career at Texas Instruments as a senior member, technical staff, of avionics within the defense systems and electronics group. In 1967, while at a dance with friends, he met the love of his life, Betty Kelly Bailey, whom he married in June, 1969. And while Charles loved his work at T.I., he always left it at the office each evening so he could be fully present with his family, which was his absolute greatest joy. Laughter around the dinner table was a nightly event. Charles loved the mountains and he and Betty traveled often together to their favorite places including Estes Park, Colorado, and Ruidoso, New Mexico; as well as tropical getaways to Acapulco, Hawaii and later Corpus Christi. Charles was a do-it-yourself kind of man and could take apart and fix anything. Weekends were often spent under the hood of the family cars where he taught his sons a love for automobiles and how they operated. Charles taught his family the value of hard work, but most of all, he modeled the meaning of true love, especially for his “everything” Betty, who was the focus of his adoration until the day he died. Charles is preceded in death by his father Ellis Orand and his mother Inez Thacker Beniretto, and his special stepfather Pete, along with his brother Bill Orand. He is survived by his wife Betty and his children Patrick Orand and Terry Mascolo, Jeff Bailey and wife Anne Marie, Craig Bailey and wife Shelly. Charles was greatly loved by his grandchildren Francesca Movchan (Kent), Stephen Bailey (Holly), Lauren Bailey Prioleau (Mack), Cole Bailey (Allison), and Olivia Bailey; along with great grandchildren Niko, Isabella, and Giuliana Movchan, and recently born Hudson Cole Bailey. Charles’ family would like to express their love and gratitude to his caregivers at C.C. Young and especially Mary Pat Smith, his hospice nurse, who was a source of love, wisdom, strength, and stability to Charles and his family over the past year and a half. We bless you all! A private family graveside service will be held on Friday, February 10th at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

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