Jerry O'Day is also known as Geraldine Heib. Born in Oakland, CA on June 17, 1912, Geraldine Heib assumed the name Jerry O'Day at an early age. She grew up in Washington and studied in Seattle at the Cornish School of Fine Arts. Upon moving to the San Francisco Bay area in 1938, she further studied with Bufano as a muralist for two years. She wed sculptor David Lemon and had a gallery in a converted cod fishery in Belvedere from 1942 until 1963. At that time the couple moved to a houseboat in Sausalito where she remained until her demise on March 30, 1986.