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Arlis Coleman

Arlis Esther Coleman Arlis Esther Coleman, 85, of Millbrae died in her home on January 8, 2013 of renal failure following hip replacement surgery. A native of South Dakota, she received a degree in medical technology from the University of Minnesota in1949. She later moved to San Francisco, where she worked and taught at the UCSF School of Dentistry. It was here she met and later married Dr. Russell D. Coleman, DDS (d. 2010) before relocating to Millbrae where they raised their family.
Until recently, she was active in her church. She sang in the choir, served on the church council and was president. She also enjoyed traveling with her husband and tending her garden.
She is survived by her daughter Anne (Mark) Takemura of Rancho Palos Verdes, sons Tom of Mountain View, and Scott of Sacramento, and her grandchildren Ryan and Kristen Takemura, as well as numerous relatives in Iowa and Texas.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, January 20, at 10:30 AM at Calvary Lutheran Church, 401 Santa Lucia Avenue, Millbrae. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary music fund.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Jan. 11, 2013
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