Bachelor cum laude, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Virginia, 1935.
Teacher church school, Germantown Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, 1935-1940; teacher, Yeadon (Pennsylvania) School District, 1935-1940; religious education director, Unitarian Church, Wilmington, Delaware, 1949-1951; music guide, Hagley Museum, Wilmington, 1964-1976. Travel writer, lecturer, 1965-1998.
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Volunteer museum guide Winterthur Museum, Wilmington, 1956—1960. Active president's advisory board Wilmington Trust of Florida, Stuart, 1990—1993. Board directors Wilmington Music School, 1952—1973, Family Services Delaware.
Speaker, director, honorary board directors United Fund Planning Committee, Wilmington, 1957—1965. Honorary board directors Children and Families First, from 1995. Honorary board member Family and Children's Services.
Professional womens' advisory board member American Biographical Institute, Inc. President Travelers Aid Society, Wilmington, 1954—1956, Randolph-Macon Woman's College Alumnae of Northern Delaware, 1949—1951, 1965—1968. National vice president Randolph-Macon Woman's College Alumnae Association, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1961—1964.
Member of American Association of University Women (national and local life member, Wilmington Branch chair trustees, 1st vice president 1970-1975, Scholarship-Grant named for her since 1940), National League American Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association Women (active Sarasota and Florida), Delaware Colonial Dames (speaker, researcher, oral history interviewer), Delaware History Society, Mayflower Society (life. Delaware state president 1990-1993, board directors, gold medal), Delaware Genealogical Society.
Married Walter Day Mertz, June 29, 1937. Children: Suzanne Day Mertz Flanagan, Elizabeth Morris Mertz O'Brien, Walter Day, Junior, Theodore Morris.