Marguerite Ott ’66 was a pioneer for women in math and computer sciences. She was a National Merit Scholar and part of the first freshman class of woman ever accepted to Santa Clara University. She retired from Cisco Systems as a computer programmer and volunteered her time for decades at St Gregory’s in San Mateo (Children’s Liturgy and RCIA) as well as spending 40 years volunteering for the San Mateo Dance Association. She was passionate about education in general, and the education of her children and grandchildren specifically. At 74 years old, Marguerite passed from complications of Alzheimer’s disease peacefully in the presence of family on June 15, 2018. in Gilroy. She is survived by her daughters Cynthia (Brunet) Keller ’91 and Michelle (Brunet) Kurzenknabe ’94, and her five grandchildren: Kimberly Keller ’14, Jack Keller (age 19), Chloe Kurzenknabe ’22, Alex Keller (age 16) and Cullen Kurzenknabe (age 15). Her legacy will live on in the many lives she touched in her volunteer work as well as in the educational values she instilled and fostered in her children and grandchildren. 

08 Nov 2018