Student, Lansing Community College, 1995; Student, Michigan State University, 1979; Student, University Iowa, 1997.
Secretary General Motors, Lansing, Michigan.
Active Waverly Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1966. Member Society for the Study of Mid-Western Literature, Poetry Society Michigan (treasurer 1990-1995, vice president 2003), Lansing Poetry Club (president 1985, 92), St. Gerard Church (carnival chairman 1972).
Daughter of Cecil Louis and Anna Mae (Kazanowsky) Lamanna. Married Lester D. Carlson, August 28, 1954. Children: Michael D., Patrick L., Stephen L.