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HARRINGTON, Orval Leslie Known as Les Harrington, went to be with the Lord on November 27, 2015. He died in the comfort of his home at the age of 84. He was born in Fresno, Calif., on September 7, 1931 to Lawrence Arthur Harrington and Eulala Ruth Garrett. Les graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School and received a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from Fresno State University. He was married in January 1955 to Shirley Ann Reynaud and remained married until his death, a total of 60 years. After earning his Bachelor's degree, Les served two years in the US Army at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He then moved to Lancaster and worked at Edwards Air Force Base Jet Propulsion Lab for 30 years. While raising his kids, Les became involved in Indian Guides, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts becoming Troop leader for Lancaster Troop 586. He spent many weekends hiking through the mountains helping the boys earn their scouting awards. After his kids became adults, he joined the Kern Antelope Historical Society, serving terms as President, Secretary and Treasurer. He also became involved in the Antelope Valley Genealogical Society, serving multiple terms as Secretary and Treasurer. Les traced his family history back to the Mayflower and beyond. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Ann Harrington (Reynaud); his brother Lawrence Arthur Harrington of Monrovia, Calif.; children Bruce Alan Harrington of Castaic, Calif., wife Jill Ellen, and children Kevin William Harrington and Kristy Jenean Harrington; daughter Brenda Marie Yardeen (Harrington) of Lancaster, Calif., husband Edward Claude, and children Emily Jeannette Battung (Yardeen) and Laura Nicole Yardeen; and son Timothy Neil Harrington of Lancaster, Calif., wife Deborah Rene' and children Timothy Duane 'TJ' Harrington and Mackenzie 'Mack' Neil Harrington; and brother Lawrence Harrington of Monrovia, Calif. The Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2015, at 5:00 in the evening at Faith Community Church, 39100 10th Street West, Palmdale, Calif., 93551. In honor of his wife, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation at

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