Bachelor, University Iowa, 1940. Postgraduate, University Colorado, 1971.
Editor Toastmasters, 1983-1994. Press Women (director; Press Association (director Press Women, Philanthropic and Educational Organization, Business.
Chairman Colorado advisory committee Small Business Administration, 1979—1981. Member Otero Junior College Council, 1987—1993, Colorado House of Representatives, 1957—1961. Colorado presidential elector, 1972.
Member of Philanthropic and Educational Organization, Colorado Press Women, Colorado Press Association (director 1981-1983, Golden Make-Up award 1991), National Newspaper Association (Emma C. McKinney award 1984), National Federation Press Women 1971-1981, Business and Professional Women's Club.
Married J. Ross Thompson, July 31, 1949. Children: Annette McCracken, James Ross.