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HarryLou Egolf

September 8, 1924 ~ February 25, 2019 (age 94)

Anyone who met her will tell you, HarryLou Egolf was a beautiful woman. Born in Ithaca, New York on September 8th, 1924, she was the only child of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Harry Franklin of Ardmore, Oklahoma. The family moved to Oklahoma City in 1926, where HarryLou served on numerous boards including the Junior League, the Oklahoma Zoological Society, and the Oklahoma City Art Museum; she was also a member and active in the Daughters of the American Revolution.   

She married William T. Egolf of Oklahoma City in Santa Fe, New Mexico at the Church of The Holy Faith on September 8th, 1944. Later, the couple established a summer home in Santa Fe, maintaining their home in Oklahoma City. After the death of her husband, she relocated to Santa Fe full time, where she continued to serve on the National Advisory Board for the Santa Fe Opera and committees for the Greer Garson Theater.

Throughout her life HarryLou was a published poet, fashion designer, socialite and homemaker. She was a lovely light in the life of all who knew her, and her fantastic stories will be especially missed. She is survived by her daughter, Louise Egolf and son Brian Egolf and wife Rosemary, as well as her grandchildren Brian Egolf Jr. and wife Kelly, Adrian Egolf and husband Luke, Eileen Egolf, Maria Egolf-Romero and Thea Milinaire; and her great-grandchildren Cameron and Sydney Egolf.

A visitation will be held this Friday, March 1st from 4 pm-6 pm at Berardinelli Funeral Home. After, HarryLou will be laid to rest next to her husband in Oklahoma City.

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