Marian Wing O'Neill
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Marian Wing O' Neill moved to Placer County in 1965. She travelled widely as a child in England, Canada and the Western United States. After attending Reed College, she graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a BA in Psychology with a minor in Art and later obtained a graduate degree in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State. Mrs. O'Neill worked as an occupational Therapist at Newcastle School for Exceptional Children, and then obtained a Secondary Life Teaching Credential. She taught locally until retirement. Her varied art education was received from local junior colleges, principally Sierra Jr. College and from U.C. campuses. As a professional artist in watercolor and printing, her work appeared in many local shows.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Robert J. O'Neill; her children: Steven Belcher, Judith Belcher, Gillian Belcher, Nina Belcher and Sarah Fey; and her grandchildren: Solange Belcher, William Fey, Stephen Belcher, Annalee Belcher and Benjamin Belcher - and her niece Suki Ferl.
She was involved in: Sierra Foothill Unitarian Church, U.C. Alumni Association and Reed Alumni Association.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Placer Women's Center.
A service will be held at the Sierra Foothill Unitarian Church on Saturday December 8, 2012 at 10 a.m.
Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers on Dec. 2, 2012