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Karen J. Harshman


1939 - 2019 Obituary Condolences
Karen J. Harshman Obituary
3/10/1939 - 1/22/2019 Dr. Karen J. Harshman died at Kaiser Hospital in Ontario, CA on January 22, 2019, at the age of 79. Karen is survived by her husband of 59 years, Robert L. Harshman; daughter, Kristyn Coulson; and two grandsons, Robert and Matthew Coulson; and one sister, Margaret Hendrickson, of Grand Rapids MN. Karen is preceded in death by her twin sons, Robert Steven and Jeffery Scott. Karen was born on 3/10/1939 in Eveleth, MN to Harold and Florence Johnson. She graduated from Utah State Univ. where she met and married her husband, Robert, 6 week after meeting on a blind date. In 1962, following graduation, they moved to Fontana, CA where her husband was employed by Kaiser Steel. In California, Karen went on to get a Master's Degree from Chapman Univ. and a Doctorate Degree in education in 1984 from the University of La Verne. Karen had long and successful career in education starting as a substitute teacher and retiring in 2003 as Superintendent of Fontana Unified School District. A Memorial Service is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on January 30, 2019 at Montecito Memorial Chapel in Colton, CA. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Karen's life.
Published in Redlands Daily Facts on Jan. 25, 2019
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