was born on July 29, 1923 in East Los Angeles, California. She was educated
in the L.A. school system. Marion received her B.A. in education from UCLA
and a M.A. in counseling and guidance from USC.
her lifetime she was a salesperson, bookkeeper, light aircraft pilot, WAC,
clinical laboratory technician, surgical and office nurse. Her main professions,
however, were as a teacher and counselor.
hobbies include beach combing, rock hounding, motor homing, singing, golf,
and tennis. Lapidary was a late acquisition in her repertoire. She had no
idea what to do with her rock collection until she moved to Leisure World
(Laguna Woods). She says "I am not that prolific but I figure I have
lots of time to finish my projects since I don't have to please anyone but