Verla Birrell

Dr. Verla Leone Birrell, 97, was a Utah artist, writer, poet, lecturer, teacher. She died June 4, 2001 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was born November 24, 1903 in Tacoma, Washington to James Walter Birrell and Elfie Naylor Birrell. She was a member, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She graduated from the University of Utah B.S. 1929; Claremont M.F.A. 1942; Columbia University E.Ed. 1967; BYU 1948, pre-med; University of Utah Ph.D, 1955; also several other schools. She taught art, design, textiles, and related subjects at junior highs, high schools, BYU 1937-48, and the U of U. 1948-72. She traveled extensively and was engaged in archaeological research. 

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