Verla Birrell - "Fanciful Forest"
Born November 24, 1903 in Tacoma, Washington to James Walter and Elfie Naylor Birrell. Member, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Graduated U of U; B.S. 1929, Claremont, M.F.A. 1942; Columbia University, E.Ed. 1967; BYU 1948, pre-med; U of U Ph.D, 1955; also several other schools. Taught art, design, textiles, and related subjects at Jr. highs, high school, BYU 1937-48, U of U. 1948-72, traveled extensively, was engaged in archaeological research. Member American Anthropological Assn., Society for American Archaeology, Nat'l League of American Pen Women, Omnicron Nu, Associated Utah Artists, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Beta Theta, Readers Guild, Alice Louise Reynolds Club, Acanthus Club".