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Obituary: Mary Lou Harline

Mary Lou Harline 1926 ~ 2005 Mary Lou (Coombs) Harline passed away suddenly on September 8, 2005 at the age of 78. She was born November 13, 1926 in Schenectady, New York to Clyde F and Lyle Julia Coombs and was raised in California. She met Richard Harline at Berkeley and they married August 23, 1946 in Salt Lake City. She studied engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and at the University of Michigan, where she attained an Engineering Mathematics degree. Besides raising her nine children, Mary Lou was active in her community and church, working with schools, scouting groups, girls' camps and others. She also loved researching family history, was a founding member of the Silicon Valley Computer Genealogy Group, and served as editor of its newsletter and author of the "Dr. PAF" column. With her husband she served an LDS mission to Washington DC, and as a volunteer in the LDS Oakland Temple. Mary Lou is survived by her husband Richard, her children Laura Beth (Dilworth) Parkinson of Orem, UT; Marta (Curtis) Price of Fremont, CA; Matt (Tricia) Harline, currently living in Singapore; Kirk (Kathy) Harline of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Scott (Cynthia) Harline of San Jose, CA; Hugh (Lisa) Harline of Sunnyvale, CA; and Roy (Estela) Harline of San Antonio, TX. She was preceded in death by her daughter Rae Harline and her son Brent (Marilyn) Harline of Houston, TX. She was loved by her 35 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at the Orem Lakeview 8th Ward, Orem, Utah (155 West 1600 South). There will be a viewing at the church the hour before the services. Interment will be at the Elysian Burial Gardens in Salt Lake City, Utah. A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, the 17th of September 2005 in San Jose, California, De Anza Chapel, 10270 South Stelling Road, Cupertino. Condolences may be left at The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Perpetual Education Fund.