January 9, 1979 - November 5, 2012
KaLynne Harris passed away on November 5, 2012.
KaLynne was born on January 9, 1979, and raised in Rexburg, Idaho. She was a National Merit Scholar and graduated at the top of her class at Madison High School, during which time she was also a foreign exchange student in Belgium. KaLynne attended The University of Chicago, where she was named a Student Marshal, the highest honor conferred on undergraduates. She later attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and graduated as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
KaLynne completed her dermatology residency at the University of Utah and later practiced medicine in Nampa and Meridian. While in private practice, she was heavily involved in professional organizations and local charities.
KaLynne always emphasized the importance of public service and spent a year as an AmeriCorps volunteer and another year working on public health issues at the Centers for Disease Control and in Uganda. She was also interested and engaged in politics everywhere she lived and was a wonderful conversationalist. KaLynne was a longstanding vegetarian, enjoyed making mosaics, running, being outdoors, and playing pinochle with friends. She traveled all over the world and loved learning about different cultures and languages.
KaLynne's curiosity, compassion, laughter, and probing intellect touched everyone she met. She will be dearly missed by all those who knew her.
KaLynne is survived by her husband, Darin Eisenbarth, of Nampa; parents, Brent and Paula Harris, of Rexburg; and three sisters, JuNelle Harris, of Livermore, California; LaDonne Harris, of Boise; and MarLee Harris, of Boise.
It is requested that memorial contributions be sent to the Boise Rescue Mission City Light Home for Women and Children or the University of Washington School of Medicine Scholarship Fund (in honor of KaLynne Harris) in Seattle, Washington.
Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Dec. 12, 2012