MARGARET LONG LEONG Died in Las Vegas on May 4, 2007, at age 85. She was born near Guangzhou (formerly Canton), China around 1923. Her mother, Koo Koon Yee came from a well-educated Western-oriented family and was trained and worked as a doctor. Her father, Eddie Long, was literate, mostly self-taught. He immigrated to the US in 1908, where he found work as a merchant. He returned briefly to China to marry Koon Yee, during which time Margaret was born. He returned to the US alone for financial reasons. They were reunited, after a long separation, in 1930 when Koon Yee and Margaret were able to immigrate to the US. After settling in Oakland CA, three siblings were born: Katharine, Daniel, and Eva. Margaret attended Oakland High School and graduated with a BS in business administration from UC Berkeley. She worked as a lab technician at Western Lab in Oakland for ten years. After a brief marriage to Chester Ginn, Margaret was widowed in 1955. On May 26, 1957, Margaret married William Leong, the son of Eddie's friend and business associate, Leong Gunn. Bill's job in the aerospace industry in the Los Angeles area resulted in residency there, during which time their daughter Roberta Jean was born. The family moved to Palo Alto in 1961 when Bill found work with Philco (now Loral) as a mathematician. Their marriage was long and happy. Margaret made many friends at the Senior Center (now Avenidas), through various art classes. She particularly enjoyed watercolor painting in her later years. As a result of a stroke in 2002, she was became a hemiplegic and aphasic. Friends and family remember has as generous, warm, considerate, cheerful, and kind. She was a gentle soul, ready to listen graciously to all who sought her company. She is survived by her husband Bill and her daughter Jean, both of Las Vegas NV, a sister, Katharine Chun of Hayward CA, and a sister Dr. Eva Long of Greenbrae CA. She is also survived by extended family: a brother-in-law, Dr. Jarn Chun of Hayward CA; a niece, Dr. Karyn Beaham of Orinda CA; a nephew, Darin Chun of Dublin CA, a sister-in-law, Kathie Long of Piedmont CA, a nephew-in-law, Patrick Beaham; and a grandnephew, Nicholas Beaham, both of Orinda CA; and, by more distant relatives in California, New Jersey, and Mexico. Her funeral was private. She was interred in the Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to Amnesty International, National Resources Defense Council, or a charity of your choice.