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Lorna Van Linge April 1, 1932 - January 26, 2010 Left us on January 26th, 2010 with the same loving determination that made her the devoted wife and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many. Born in Brownsville, Texas to Sigurd and Winifred Varian, she spent her early years in Mexico when her father flew with Pan American Airlines. Later, she attended Palo Alto High School and the University of Pacific. Lorna was immensely proud of her father who founded Varian Associates and whose invention, the Klyston tube - a device which enhanced the clarity of radar - was instrumental in the Allied victory in World War II. Married to her first and only love, Charles Van Linge for 54 years, they shared a love of travel, golf and time with friends. She is additionally survived by her children, Victoria Schuh (Dennis), Brad Van Linge (Stephanie Elkins), Mimi Edwards and Lila Sitaram (Murali), grandchildren Shasha, Cherisse, Kindle, Lanie, Cole and Nick and great-grandson Cylis, brother Jack Varian (Zee) and nieces and nephews in Parkfield, CA. One could not have asked for a more perfect wife, mother and grandmother. We love you Tita and miss you. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the charity of your choice or one of Lorna''s would be preferred: The Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, www.pkdcure.org
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Feb. 3, 2010
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