Bachelor in Music Education, Illinois Wesleyan University, 1953. Master of Music, Southern Illinois University, 1976. Studied with, Ruth Slenczynska, St. Louis and New York City, 1989.
Postgraduate, Hochshule fur Music, Vienna, Austria, 1981.
Private teacher piano, Moline, Illinois, since 1953. Teacher music Silvis (Illinois) Schools, 1953-1957. Teacher music and social studies Moline (Illinois) Public Schools, 1962—1966.
Professor piano Blackhawk College, Moline, 1977-1984. Teacher music St. Mary Catholic School, East Moline, 1979-1989. Choral director, member, Union Congressional Church, Moline, since 1987.
Recitalist in field.
Member Federation Teachers and Counselors (chairman student recitals 1987-1990), American Association of University Women (arts advisor 1989-1990), Illinois Retired Teachers Association, Fine Arts Club (president 1976-1978, program chair 1972-1976, secretary since 2002), Delta Omicron Alumni Association.
Married Donald Gene Dawson, August 11, 1962 (divorced 1979). Children: Arthur Fletcher (deceased), Michael Gene, David Christopher, Lynne Annual.