Bachelor, East Washington University, Cheney, 1942. Master of Education, East Washington University, 1968.
Teacher, Rainier (Washington) Public Schools, 1941-1942; teacher physical education, George Dewey Junior High School, Bremerton, Washington, 1946; college director nursery school, Farragut, Idaho., 1946-1947; teacher kindergarten, West Valley Public Schools, Dishman, Washington., 1951-1952; teacher kindergarten, Mercer Island, Washington., 1952-1953; active development and operation private child care center, Mercer Island, Washington., 1957-1963; teacher private nursery school, Community Colls. of Spokane, Mercer Island, Washington., 1964-1965; developer 1st program for preschooling age handicapped children, Lake Washington Special Education Center, Kirkland, Washington., 1965-1967; consultant parent education, Lake Washington School District, Kirkland, Washington., 1967-1968; legislation chairperson, A.H.E., 1970-1972; coordinator family life, Shoreline Community College, Seattle, 1968-1972; director parent cooperative program, Community Colls. of Spokane, 1973-1985; member, Governor's Common for Child Care, 1985; owner, Whimisical Jean's Books.
Married Edgar E. Payne, July 18, 1942. Children: Randy, Nancy, Kathleen, Charles, Stacy.