Dr. Orr began her internal medicine training at Loma Linda University (LLU) and then transferred to a rotating internship at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Virginia. She then worked for the Newport News Public Health Department as assistant medical director in family planning, general medicine, Head Start, and STD clinics. She later became assistant medical director of the emergency department at LLU. In 1978, she began to work at Jerry L. Pettis Memorial VA Hospital as a primary care physician in the clinic and emergency department. She was an original member of the family medicine department at LLU and worked there from 1980 to retirement in 2010.
Dr. Orr also started the Lending Library at the Carrol S. Small Alumni Center and developed a match preparation website for medical students. She was married to T. Joe Willey, who passed away in April 2019. She has three children, Mark, Bruce, and Kelly Boyatt ’01, and she currently resides in Colton, California.