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Source: Santa Cruz Evening News 1935 Dec 18 2:2
Mrs. Younger is Called to S. F. By Death of Father

Judge and Mrs. Donald Younger left for San Francisco this morning, called by word of the death early today of Dr. J. M. Stowell, father of Mrs. Younger.

Dr. Stowell, one of San Francisco’s best known physicians, maintained his practice uninterruptedly until only a few days before his death, in spite of the fact he had been in weakened health for the past month.

Funeral services will be held at the parlors of Suhr and Weiboldt, 1465 Valencia street, San Francisco, next Friday. Interment will be at Cypress Lawn cemetery, where his wife and a son are buried.

Dr. Stowell is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Frances Stowell Kemnitzer of Pasadena and Mrs. Marion S. Younger of Santa Cruz.

Judge Younger today continued his police court calendar until Saturday morning. Justice of the Peace C. C. Houck will sit in his stead in event of necessity in the meantime.

Source: Santa Cruz County Sentinel 1995-11-28 A12—Tuesday

Marion Younger

Services are private for Marion Stowell Younger. a member of a pioneering Santa Cruz family, who died Monday at a Palo Alto hospital. She was 89.

Mrs. Younger was born in March, 1906, a month before the great earthquake, which she slept through. She attended Lowell High School in San Francisco and obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics from UC Berkeley, establishing a lifelong bond with the university and its goals.
She moved to Santa Cruz in 1927 after marrying Donald Younger, a member of a leading family of lawyers who pioneered in the Santa Cruz area.

Mrs. Younger was curious about the world and traveled widely. She was in Paris when Lindbergh landed. She visited the former President of Ireland, Eamon de Valera, with her husband in 1969. Mr. Younger had actively supported de Valera’s visit to Santa Cruz in 1920 when he was considered an Irish rebel. She went on many transocean cruises, visiting many continents. Her last cruise, to the Caribbean. was with her family in 1990.

She was very active in the Democratic Party of Santa Cruz, and for more than 30 years was the hostess at many gatherings her husband organized as Democratic Party Central Committee Member, or chairman.

When her husband’s activity in politics waned, they became early and active supporters of the new UC Santa Cruz. They devoted many hours to making the UCSC chancellor and officers welcome in the Santa Cruz area.

The Youngers also gave UCSC the 40-acre coastal site that now includes the Long Marine Laboratory and the Younger Lagoon Marine Reserve. She wanted the lagoon reserve protected for student research only, family members said.

She is survived by her daughter Helen Younger Goode of Santa Barbara; two grandsons, Robert Eric Goode of Santa Cruz and Bradford Thorn Goode of Shingle Springs; a granddaughter, Andrea Goode Lanfeld of Bakersfield; and five great-grandchildren.

Interment is private. Burial will be at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park in Colma.
Contributions in her name to the Division of Marine Sciences, Long Marine Laboratory, UCSC, are preferred.