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Matzen, Gates-Long engagement announced

The engagement of Jean Elizabeth Matzen, daughter of Jane Matzen, Fairfield and Paul Matzen, Manchester, to Naylan Robert Gates-Long, son of Jody Gates of Agency, and the late Rick Long is announced.


The bride-to-be earned a bachelor?s of science degree in biology with an endorsement in secondary education from the University of Northern Iowa in 2011. She teaches science in Waterloo School District and is pursuing a master?s degree in English.


The groom-elect served in the United States Marine Corps from 2000-2004 and was deployed to Iraq in 2003. He is employed at Federal Express Corporation.