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Staff Report
12:15 am CDT June 7, 2019

New Trier graduate Wendy Ann Miller was born in Bexley, Ohio, the eldest daughter of William H. Miller and Anna May Loving Miller. She grew up in Wilmette and graduated from New Trier High School, then Monmouth College with a business major and religion minor in 1971. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

She met the love of her life, Keith Slater, while employed as a buyer at Boston Store in Milwaukee. They were married in June 1979 and moved to Roseville, where she worked for Weinstock’s, managing the Arden Fair and Country Club stores, as well as spending time in a teaching position at the Weinstock’s Ed Center in Los Angeles.

Slater changed careers in 1991 and founded Aspen TypoGraphix Services, where she published custom projects for the Roseville Chamber of Commerce, Del Webb and other senior living communities. For 18 years she provided the layout and design of Sun City Lincoln Hill’s monthly COMPASS magazine. Over the years, she enjoyed interacting with hundreds of club leaders who submitted their club articles to her for publication. She retired in 2018.

Marcia Evelyn Summers

New Trier graduate Marcia Evelyn Summers, 78, died suddenly at Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Gatos. A resident of Saratoga for forty-eight years, she was the daughter of Warren E. Marshall and Marie T. (Madden) Marshall. Born in Indianapolis, Summers graduated from New Trier High School in Winnetka and received her Bachelor of Science and Master’s of Arts in Education from the University of Arizona. There she belonged to Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and the pom pom squad and was elected Siesta Queen.

In 1968, Summers married chemical engineer Howard W. Summers. During Howard’s career at GE’s Nuclear Division, they were posted to Turkey and Japan. Both were actively involved in the community. Summers was a member of The Summit League, the Montalvo Association, the Santa Clara University Department of Theater and Dance, Questors, and the San Jose Museum of Art, where she was a board member. She was also an avid tennis player. Summers taught at East Palo Alto Elementary, Nimitz Elementary, Stanford University, and West Valley College. She leaves behind husband Howard and sisters: Annalee Bundy (John) of Barrington, RI; Paula Nurczynski (Bob) of Kingwood, Texas; Brenda Carsten (Ron) of Tucson, Ariz.; Gail Marshall (Jack Rueppel) of Breckenridge, Col.; and special cousin Nancy Knopp of Carmel.

A private burial service was conducted at Saratoga’s Madronia Cemetery by Pastor Andrew West of Calvary Church of Los Gatos. Attended by 100 friends and family, a Celebration of Life was held at the Saratoga’s Montalvo Arts Center. 

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