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Obituary: Darlene Eunice Harris

The Montana native was a teacher at Alhambra High School from 1958 to 1995. Was she your teacher?

Darlene Eunice Harris: Former Martinez resident Darlene received her angel wings on Feb. 20, surrounded by her loving family.

Darlene was born on April 20, 1934, in Great Falls, Montana. She attended Great Falls High School and graduated from the University of Montana, Class of 1956.

Darlene taught at Alhambra High School in Martinez from 1958 to 1995, retiring after nearly 40 years of dedicated and caring teaching.

In Martinez she raised her three lovely daughters and upon retirement moved to Portland, Ore., to be closer to her family.

She was loved and admired by all that experienced her presence. Darlene was an avid bridge, poker, bingo and piano player who enjoyed her time living at Summerplace, participating in every club activity available. She cultivated so many meaningful, and endearing relationships, making the most of her retirement years.

Darlene leaves behind three beautiful daughters: Julie Dorsey, Kellie Burch and Carrie Holmes (John Holmes), and six beloved grandchildren; Ryan Hammond, Aeja Holmes, McKenna Dorsey, Lauren Hammond, Alexa Dorsey and Noah Dorsey. She is survived by her sisters, Patti Abraham and Jonalee Elske, and brother-in-law Ken Elske.

Service will be held: Friday March 8th at 11:00 AM in Portland. There will be a celebration of her life in Martinez at a later date.

Bill Wainwright February 27, 2013 at 02:23 AM
It was a shock to learn of "Miss Harris's" passing. She stood out at Alhambra in her early teaching years for her vivacity, friendliness, warm, open smile, gentle warmth, willingness to help, and smiling sense of humor. In our eyes she was a thoroughly good person and also a damn good typing teacher. Those early morning sessions brought benefit to many. We are fortunate to have had her in our lives. It is sad to learn she is gone. Sincere condolences to her family.
Doreen Bagno February 27, 2013 at 03:37 AM
I will always remember Mrs Harris as a Very Kind and Caring Teacher who really loved Her students. She had a Great way to always make Us laugh all while Teaching With Heart Felt Sympathy Doreen Huie-Bagno

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