Marion Michener graduated from the University of California in Mechanical Arts and taught the subject at Lowell High School. She was a life long daughter of the Golden West but lived in a number of locations. She lived in San Francisco, Linden, Whittier, and St. Helena, West Los Angeles and Roseville, where she died less than a year after the loss of her youngest son.
She painted impressionist landscapes and still lives and in 1928, she built a wonderful sailing model racing R Boat similar to the type still free sailed on Speckles Lake in Golden Gate Park San Francisco. It is built bread and butter style of California Redwood and carved inside and out. Its streamlined surfaces are impressive with their traditional curves a
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