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Campus Community Mourns the Passing of Orie Shreve

By: Cienna Madrid   Published 1:44 pm / June 20, 2017

Orie standing with people.

Orie, second from left, receiving his 25 years of service award Oct. 2016.

Members of the Boise State community are mourning the loss of Orie Shreve, who gave more than 25 years of service to the university as a custodian for Facilities Operations and Maintenance. Shreve passed away Wednesday, June 14, following a battle with cancer.

Shreve was the embodiment of “attention to detail,” diligently maintaining buildings throughout campus on day shift, night shift and most recently on swing shift at the Yanke Family Research Park. He was a hard working, dedicated and productive person who took pride in his work and had an unwavering commitment to quality.

Headshot of Orie Shreve“I appreciate how Orie approached his work with a great attitude. He always took great pride in his work and in our university. I always enjoyed visiting with him. He will truly be missed,” said Kevin Satterlee, chief operating officer.

His wardrobe was as distinctive as his character; he often dressed in colorful blue and orange, even donning a Boise State belt buckle and car decals – a reminder of the workplace he was very proud of and dedicated to serving.

The Montpelier, Idaho, native was popular among many faculty and staff, known for his friendly character and ability to connect with people and remember their names.

“Orie was a very genuine person,” said co-worker Steve Neville. “He was personal and vibrant. He had character and he was a character. He was always there when I needed him. I’ll miss him.”

Shreve’s team describes him as an integral part of the organization, a go-to individual who was always dependable, as well as a great friend and coworker. He will be deeply missed by all.

A service is planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 27, at Relyea Funeral Chapel, 318 North Latah St. in Boise.