21 April 2018: Wind blowing in hair, sun warming our leather vest, the smell of rubber and ocean air, and the memory of Art Orozco. For one hour on Saturday, we rode from Templeton, CA to Cambria, to Morro Bay and back to Templeton. Our ‘memorial ride’ was something that the family will never forget. Going 80mph down the windy mountains, overlooking the Pacific Ocean just like Art. Riders from American Legion, Patriot Guard, Gold Coast Wheelers and Welcome Home Military Heroes participated in this over 50 motorcycles and one classic truck.
Once back from the ride the riders were greeted by WHMH with American Flags. It was truly a beautiful scene. We will always remember Art as a great father, friend, Marine and WHMH member. May he rest in peace and never be forgotten.
USMC Veteran, Art Orozco’s presence could be described as being larger than life. He spent the first 16 years of his life in southern California where he developed a passion for the ocean, bikes and cars. With the journey of life, the Orozco family moved to Fallon in 1978; he immediately became captivated by the wilderness and freedoms that Nevada offered.
Upon graduating from Churchill County High School in 1980, Art blazed a path where he excelled and mastered many trades. He worked as a farm hand, built custom homes in Wimberly, Texas, served with the U.S. Marine Corps, drove long haul semi-truck for Valley Distributors, held the positions of a superintendent for A&K Earth Movers and a Branch Manager for United Rentals.
Art had a passion for riding his Harley and chukar hunting.
Art is survived by his wife Shannon; his children Riley (Macey) Orozco, of Boise, Idaho; Reid Orozco of Bakersfield, California; Taylor (Taylor) Pardick of Reno, Nevada; Madison Orozco of Fallon, Nevada; Kylie Pardick of Reno, Nevada; his parents Daniel and Agnes Orozco of Wadsworth, Nevada; his siblings Dan (Jennifer) Orozco, Lisa (Jeff) Cooper; his grandchildren Bradley Smith; Courtney, Blaik, Paislee Pardick; Cole Pardick; his nieces and nephews Sage Orozco, Sierra Orozco and Ryan Cooper.
Art came to many Welcome Home Military Heroes events.
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