(American, born 1947, died 2018)
Later artist Merrily Tompkins was born in Everett, Washington. She studied at the University of Washington in Seattle and Central Washington University in Ellensburg. She served as a jewelry instructor at Seward Park Art Studio in Seattle, Centrum Foundation in Port Angeles, Washington, and the Factory of Visual Art in Seattle. She served as an artist in residence at The Evergreen State College and Yakima Public Schools.