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Harline, Kay L. (Kay Lorraine), 1933-2015



  • Existence: 1933 - 2015

Biographical History

Kay L. Harline (1933-2015) was a wife and mother in California.

Kay Lorraine Swingle was born August 2, 1933, in Santa Monica, California to her parents Lorraine and Earle Swingle. Throughout her childhood, her family moved quite frequently--having lived in such places including Lake Forrest, Illinois and Miami Beach, Florida during her pre-teen years. Nevertheless, her family often vacationed in California (to places like Yosemite and Sequoia) and eventually moved back to the state (near Beverly Hills) where she graduated in Dorsey High in 1951 and attended one year at the University of California, Los Angeles.

In 1955, while performing in her local singles choir she met recently-divorced Lloyd Harline. After nine months of dating, they married in November of that year in the Latter-day Saint Saint George Temple and moved to Redondo, California with Lloyd's two kids from his previous marriage. While serving as a stay-at-home mother with their kids (which would total eight), she often took classes on the side to increase her learning and served in her local community as a Girl Scout leader, a Boy Scout leader, and a member of the PTA in the San Joaquin Valley. After her kids grew up, she and Lloyd moved to Orem, Utah, to be closer to her children and grandchildren (many of whom were attending college at Brigham Young University or, at that time, Utah Valley State College) and often used the couple's free time to travel to places like Europe, East and Central United States, and Hawaii.

She passed away on October 10, 2014.

Deseret News via WWW, April 18, 2016 (Kay Lorraine Swingle Harline; b. Aug. 2, 1933 in Santa Monica, Calif.; parents, Lorraine and Earle Swingle; raised in Lake Forrest, Ill. and Miami Beach, Fl.; vacationed in Calif. (Yosemite and Sequoia); moved to Calif. (near Beverly Hills); graduated from Dorsey High, 1951; attended one year, University of California, Los Angeles; 1955, while performing in her local singles choir, met Lloyd Harline; m. Nov. 1955 in Saint George Temple; moved to Redondo, Calif.; stay-at-home mother, total eight children; took classes to increase her learning; served in community as Girl Scout leader, a Boy Scout leader, and a member of the PTA; later moved to Orem, Utah to be closer to her children and grandchildren; travelled in Europe, East and Central United States, and Hawaii; d. Oct. 10, 2014), via WWW, May 26, 2016 (Kay L. Harline; Kay L. Swingle; Kay Swingle)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Lloyd and Kay L. Harline family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8814
Scope and Contents Contains a genealogy of the Harline family starting from their ancestors' travels to the United States, audio and video tapes of recorded music and family events like graduations, vacations, and holidays, scrapbooks detailing the lives of the families of Lorraine Kendrick, Kay Swingle Harline, and Earle Swings, and printed music scores composed by Lloyd Harline, Sr. Also contains later materials from the life of Lloyd and Kay, such as a mission plaque, recipes, journals, family home evening...
Dates: 1862-2015; Majority of material found within 1920-2015