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Obituary for Barbara Jean Prlina

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Barbara Jean Prlina

August 28, 1960 - October 22, 2017

Barbara Jean (Miller) Prlina, age 57, of Ogden, UT passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 22, 2017.

She was born on August 23, 1960, in Inglewood, CA, to Donald and Katherine Miller. Upon graduation from high school in 1978, she enlisted in the US Navy and served aboard the USS Vulcan as part of the newly formed Women in Navy Ships program. After discharge from active duty, she went on to college at California State University-San Bernardino, where she graduated in 1990. She then began her career as an elementary school teacher in the Colton school district where she taught until 2007.

She was united in marriage to Michael Prlina on September 30, 1994. After moving to northern Utah in 2007, she dedicated herself to parenting and homemaking and was involved in numerous local charitable causes and volunteer activities. She enjoyed hiking, kayaking, traveling and spending time with her friends. She was a devout Christian and member of Mountain Road Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Fruit Heights.

She is survived by her loving husband Michael and son Alex, her brother James and sister Dona, favorite aunts Margaret Hibler and Judy Evington, and many extended family members. She was preceded by her parents.

A Celebration of Life is planned for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 28, 2017, at Mountain Road Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 796 South Mountain Road, Fruit Heights, UT, with Rev Donald Krafft officiating. A reception at the church will follow the service.

Services under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary.


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Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Time: 10:30 am -

Mountain Road Evangelical Presbyterian Church


796 South Mountain Road
Fruit Heights, Utah

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Born: August 28, 1960
Died: October 22, 2017

Condolences for Barbara Jean Prlina

Thomas Austin posted on 11/3/17

I'm so sorry to hear this. Barb was a caring person and a great shipmate. MR1 Thomas Austin


Emilia Keen posted on 11/3/17

You will surely be missed Matey! PH2 Emilia M. Molinini Keen


Lori Litchford posted on 10/28/17

My dearest Barbara, My heart truly hurts over this. I have so many memories of our time together at Jurupa Vista. We always sneaked across the hall to one another's classroom to share ideas or talk. I will always remember your glowing smile. Thank you for the many hours of Facebook chats and phone calls. We bonded over just about everything and I enjoyed your perspective on things. I will cherish those messages always. Thank you for the Simon and Garfunkel CD. I will think of you every time I play it. I love you, Barb! You will be forever missed and always loved.


John Lackner posted on 10/26/17

Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. I taught with Barbara at Jurupa Vista. She taught the same kids I did a year later. She was much respected and many kids I taught couldn't wait to be in her class. In a sense those kids she taught are a legacy she will leave behind. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Lori Boudreau posted on 10/26/17

My heart & prayers go out to Barb's family. She will be greatly missed.