Marlene J. McGowen

Marlene J. McGowen, 86, of Los Altos passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at El Camino Hospital in Mt. View. She was born June 27, 1933 in San Jose. She was raised by Fredrick and Nona Winningar of Los Gatos. Born in San Jose, Marlene attended both Castilleja School in Palo Alto and Los Gatos High School. She married Richard “Bart” McGowen in the early 1950’s. She was a model for Polaroid and Brooks Brothers in San Francisco. She also contributed to her local community. She was active in fund raising for charities and non-profits. She enjoyed playing tennis and watching tennis in person and on television. She started a small public relations company in the early 1980’s. As a child, Marlene would visit her Aunt and Uncle on their working ranch in Montana. She would often vacation to Tahoe, Idaho, and the Monterey coast. She cherished spending time with her daughter and grandchildren in California and her son and grandchildren in Hawaii. She is survived by her son, Jeff; her daughter Kelly and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Beloved LAHS track coach Leo Long remembered as great motivator

Leo Long, the legendary Los Altos High School track and field coach for whom the school’s track is named, died March 9 after a short illness. Mr. Long, a resident of Lincoln, was 88.

Leo Long

Known as a supreme motivator, Coach Long led Los Altos High to 15 state titles, two Central Coast Section championships and a 1970 state championship while serving at the school from 1956 to 1963 and again from 1969 to 1981.

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.

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