Obituary: Jean Long, volunteer, real estate agent


Jean Vontobel Long, a former Atherton resident, died Dec. 14 in Carmichael. She was 88.

Ms. Long was born in Stamford, Connecticut, and attended the Kathryn Gibbs School in New York. She also studied at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, where she met Frederick Harold (Pete) Long. They were married Dec. 26, 1948, in Stamford.

In 1967, the family, which now included four boys, moved to Atherton.

Ms Long joined the Atherlons, the Atherton Dames, and numerous parent groups, and provided direction to the new Holbrook-Palmer Park. She also became a member of the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church. In the 1970s, she became a real estate agent.

In 2005 she moved to the Vi in Palo Alto, where she resided until last October.

She is survived by her sons, Frederick, William, Robert and Christopher; and six grandchildren. Her husband died in 1981.

In accordance with her wishes, no services are planned. Donations in her memory may be made to Ronald McDonald House.


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