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Obituary for Eric Harline (Rick)

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Eric Harline (Rick)

June 1, 1952 - October 15, 2014

Rick passed away at his home in Ogden Canyon, Ogden, Utah after a long battle with cancer in the early morning of October 15, 2014.


Rick was born in Rochester, Minnesota on June 1, 1952 while his father was finishing his residency at the Mayo Clinic.  Shortly after he was born the family relocated to Ogden, Utah.  He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Wesley Grant Harline.


Rick was a man that lived life to the fullest and enjoyed the outdoors.  He loved to ski and was a ski instructor at Snow Basin for a number of years.  His interests also included traveling, hiking, camping, golfing and riding his road bike.


He had an infectious personality and you could always tell when he was nearby because of his signature whistling or singing.  He made friends easily and more importantly kept those friendships throughout his life.  People just loved being around him, he was a gentle soul.


He married Donna Criswell in 1978 and from their union had one daughter, Erica.  She was the light of his life.  Donna and Rick remained good friends and devoted parents.


Rick met Cathy Rasmussen in 1986.  That was the beginning of a long and loving relationship.  They were best of friends and partners in travel and decided to marry in October of 2008 to the pleasure of their families.


His children and grandchildren gave him immense pleasure; he adored them all and could spend hours teasing and playing with them.  If there was a joke to be told or fun to be had, Rick was involved.  Rick saw the value of every soul he came in contact with.


Rick is survived by his wife Cathy Harline, her two sons Tyler Rasmussen (Lindsay) and Ryan Rasmussen (Ashlee) his daughter Erica Van Aarle (Patrick), mother Catherine Rose Harline, brother Wesley (Lee) Grant Harline Jr. (Michelle) and sister Toni Ann Harline (Greg Duffy), grandchildren Kylee, Brayton, Jayden, Ivy Elizabeth, Emery Catherine and Kadin., nieces Catherine (Katie) Leigh and Haley Ann Duffy.


Rick, we love and miss you.


Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, October 22nd at 11:00 am at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836-36th St., Ogden UT.  A viewing will be held Tuesday, October 21st from 6:00-8:00 pm at Leavitt’s and one hour prior to the service from 9:30 -10:30 am.


Interment in the Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch.


In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation, 500 Huntsman Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108.



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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Leavitt’s Mortuary

836-36th Street

Ogden, UT 84403


There will also be a viewing from 9:30-10:30 am prior to the service

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Leavitt’s Mortuary

836-36th Street

Ogden, UT 84403


Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch


1718 Combe Road , , Ogden, UT,

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Interment will be immediately after service.


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Born: June 1, 1952
Died: October 15, 2014

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Aleta Cobabe posted on 10/26/14

Cathy, Marc and I just want to pass on to you and your family our condolences for the passing of Rick. There has been a lot of snow under our skis together making for many memories. May his life be remembered through those he leaves here, and his warm personality stay in your hearts and be a blessing to you all. Aleta Cobabe and Marc Paulsen.


Bobbi Rubin DeGrado posted on 10/22/14

I went all through school with Rick, from Wasatch to the U. He was always a friend. I admired his skiing and jokes. Just wanted his loved ones to know that he is remembered fondly by his old classmates and neighbors. May he rest in peace. Bobbi


Kathy Taggart posted on 10/22/14

Dear Lee and Family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your comfort during this difficult time.


Jenny Zickgraf-Fausett posted on 10/22/14

Cathy, My thoughts are with you and your family today and I am so sorry for your loss. Sending love your way. Jen


Erica Van Aarle posted on 10/18/14

I love you so much!!!


Madeline Pappas Coleman posted on 10/18/14

I was so sadden to learn of Rick's passing. I am sending this deepest condolence to everyone in Rick's family, and a special little prayer and lit candle to his beautiful mother, and Brother Lee. May all of you always remember all the good times, and our Great Marilyn Drive gave all of us.


Mike & Donna Ferro posted on 10/18/14

In Loving Memory Forever in our thoughts and prayers