The couple's children and their spouses are Bruce and Ruth Dahl and Julie and Billy Lindros, all of Eugene; and Lori and Jerry Capps of Coos Bay.
Orlo Dahl worked in real estate and retired from Automotive Paints & Industrial in 1989.
Orlo Dahl is a member of the Kiwanis Club, and he has served on the board of the Central Oregon Council on Aging and the Redmond Community Concert Association.
Mrs Dahl, Sophie's step-grandmother, was born in Cardiff and now lives in the Buckinghamshire home where her husband, Roald Dahl, penned so many of his famous children's books.
Mrs Dahl said, ``Of course I worry about her, every mother, grandmother or step-grandmother worries about their children.
Mrs Dahl said she was quite concerned about her granddaughter's loss as Sophie ``loves her cats''.
However, there is no reason why reading Roald Dahl aloud should be restricted to the primary classroom.
We trust our narrators, especially when, like Roald Dahl, they address the reader directly, 'Why would that happen?