was born on April 3, 1920 in Oakland, California. She grew up in a Victorian
house in Alameda County and graduated from Alameda High School. After a
year at UC Berkeley, she went to work at the Naval Supply Office in San
Francisco. There she met her husband, who was in the Navy, and they married
in 1944. They lived in Los Gatos for three years during the war. After the
war they moved to San Francisco.
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years later she worked as a sales manager for Arthur Court Designs. In 1952
she joined the San Francisco Gem & Mineral Society. She was one of the
earliest members. She worked with Victor Reis, hammering steel and copper
ashtrays, and also began to fabricate jewelry, both metal and stone work.
She made her first commesso (intarsia), an Egyptian Cat, in 1987 and continues
creating beautiful artwork to this day.
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