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Owenita Harrah Sanderlin, American Author, educator ( art: literature, Cons.)author, educator. Recipient Poetry award Alpha Chi Omega, 1936; Double Ruby award National Forensic League, 1965. Member San Diego Natural History Museum, American Association of University Women, Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, Mortar Board, Singing Hills Tennis.


Sanderlin, Owenita Harrah was born on June 2, 1916 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Daughter of Owen Melville and Marigold (Whitford) Harrah.


Bachelor summa cum laude, American University, 1937. Postgraduate, postgrad. Postgraduate, University California.

Postgraduate, San Diego State University.


Freelance writer, speaker, 1940-1995. Teacher English, U. Maine, 1942, 46. Head department speech and drama Academy of Our Lady of Peace, San Diego, 1961-1968.

Consultant gifted programs San Diego City Schools, 1971-1973, 80-85. Private practice real estate manager, El Cajon, 1970-1995. Author: Jeanie O'Brien, 1965.

Johnny, 1968, revised 1991. Creative Teaching, 1971. Teaching Gifted Children, 1973.

Tennis Rebel, 1978; Match Point, 1979;co-author: Gifted Children: How to Identify and Teach Them, 1979.



Member of American Association of University Women, Scripps Clinic & Research Foundation, San Diego Natural History Museum, Singing Hills Tennis Club, Mortar Board.


  • Other Interests

    Tennis, bridge.


Married George William Sanderlin, May 30, 1936. Children: Frea Elizabeth, Sheila Mary, David George, John Owen.

Owen Melville Harrah

Marigold (Whitford) Harrah

George William Sanderlin

Frea Elizabeth Sanderlin

Sheila Mary Sanderlin

David George Sanderlin

John Owen Sanderlin