Wedding: Lindsay Leaver and Conor Schofield

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Conor Schofield and Lindsay Leaver

Lindsay Leaver and Conor Schofield were married May 23 at the bride’s parents’ home in Los Altos Hills.

Anniversary: Barbara and Frederick Brown, 75 years

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Frederick and Barbara Brown

Barbara and Frederick Brown, longtime residents of Los Altos and Mountain View, recently celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary.

The couple summed up their long marriage this way: “Married in war – still in love during the COVID-19 war.”

Toward the end of World War II on June 23, 1945, Ensign Frederick J. Brown, United States Navy, married Barbara M. Badertscher of the San Francisco Ballet. The year before while home on leave, Frederick’s mother, Naomi Brown, asked him to deliver a package the post office had incorrectly delivered to another Naomi Brown, who happened to be Barbara’s ballet instructor. When Frederick delivered the package, he complimented the other Mrs. Brown on her daughter’s framed photo on the piano. Mrs. Brown later said Frederick seemed like a nice young gentleman, so she asked him if he’d like to meet her favorite ballet student.
During their courtship, Frederick completed his naval flight training in the Bay Area, while Barbara performed in the San Francisco Ballet, including in the premiere of “The Nutcracker.” After their marriage, Frederick deployed to the Pacific theater and Barbara was employed by Universal Pictures in Hollywood, where she was part of the golden age of movie musicals. Frederick stayed in naval aviation for a career that spanned from biplanes to jets. Barbara occasionally taught ballet to the young girls on base while providing a warm and comfortable home.
After retiring from naval aviation, Frederick worked for Lockheed in Sunnyvale as an engineer and later as a scientist. He followed that with a third career teaching engineering at San Jose State University. His classes were always filled, with a waiting list of students.
Barbara continued her college studies and earned a bachelor’s degree in French literature with highest honors.
The Browns still enjoy gardening, and every evening as they sit on the couch together to watch television, they hold hands and contemplate their future together.

Wedding: Emma Fulcher and David Burr

David Burr and Emma Fulcher

Emma Fulcher and David Burr were married Nov. 9 in Santa Cruz.

The bride is the daughter of Shauna and Jay Fulcher of Mountain View and Los Gatos.

Wedding: Ivey Summerlin and Ryan Lion

Ryan Lion and Ivey Summerlin

Ivey Summerlin and Ryan Lion were married May 26 in Pine Knoll Shores, N.C.

The bride is the daughter of Tricia Ivey and Richard Summerlin of North Carolina. She earned a bachelor’s degree in radiologic science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master’s in management and clinical informatics from Duke University. She is employed as a clinical informatics analyst at Stanford Health Care.

Engagement: Lindsay Burns and Jeremy Gomberg

Lindsay Burns and Jeremy Gomberg

Lindsay Marie Burns and Jeremy Chasson Gomberg have announced their engagement to be married.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mark and Martha Burns of Yakima, Wash. She attended West Valley High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Baylor University. She is working on her master’s degree in counseling from Wake Forest University.

Anniversary: William and Helga Waterfield, 60 years

Helga and William Waterfield Jr.

Dr. William Waterfield Jr. and his wife, Helga, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

The couple met in Helga’s hometown of Kitzingen, Germany, where William was stationed during his time in the military. The Waterfields married in Kitzingen Jan. 19, 1960.

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