Diploma in Nursing, Lutheran Medical Center, St. Louis, 1958. Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Kearney (Nebraska) State College, 1975. Master of Science in Education and Counseling, Kearney (Nebraska) State College, 1979.
Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling and Thanatology, Columbia Pacific University, San Rafael, California, 1984.
- Private duty nurse, general duty floor nurse, Mary Lanning Hospital, Hastings, Nebraska, 1958-1964;charge and office nurse pediatrician, Mary Lanning Hospital, 1964-1973;utilization review coordinator, Mary Lanning Hospital, Hastings, Nebraska, 1975-1980;charge clinical nurse mentally retarded unit, Hastings Regional Center, 1973-1974;private practice counselor, Hastings, 1979-1989;nurse, counselor, Good Samaritan Village, Hastings, 1980-1983;nurse, personnel staff development, Counseling Center, Hastings, 1983-1986;personnel claims coordinator, Counseling Center, Hastings, 1986-1992. Lecturer in field.
Member National Forum for Death Education and Counseling, National Federation Business and Professional Womens Club, Nebraska Hospice Association (past member ad hoc planning committee, first state elected treasurer, past vice president/membership chairperson), Nebraska Professional Counselor Association.