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James Orpin

James “Jim” David Orpin, 65, of Denton, Texas, died Jan. 21, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Denton.

Born March 18, 1945, in Fresno Calif., to David and Ethel Orpin, he grew up in Newton.

Jim married his high school sweetheart, Ruth Mathias, on Sept. 24, 1968. They moved to Ponca City, Okla., and then to Texas in 1992.

He was a computer programmer and mainframe expert.

His brother, John, and his father, David, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his mother, Ethel Orpin of Jacksonville, Ore.; sister Kate Cook of Haysville; wife Ruth of Denton; daughters Marcie Conrad of Justin, Texas, Lori Goad of Denton, and Lacy Fenn of Flower Mound, Texas; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service was Tuesday at Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home in Denton.

Memorial and graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Peabody Christian Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the National Kidney Foundation, NKF Serving Texas Division Office, 5429 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway Suite 250, Dallas TX 75240-2617 or go to

Last modified Jan. 26, 2011