AB summa cum laude, Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Oklahoma, 1974. Master of Arts in Social Studies, Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Oklahoma, 1978. Master of Arts in Early Childhood, Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Oklahoma, 1981.
Master of Library Science, University Oklahoma, Norman, 1977.
Cataloging department Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky, 1949-1952. Aquisitions library Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, 1959-1962, audio visual coordinator, 1965-1968. Associate professor, head public services Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Oklahoma, 1968-1996, adjunct professor graduate education, 1980-2000.
Advisory board Bethany Library., representative to board trustees, 1986-1987.
Member American Association of University Women (director), Association Christian Libraries (life, vice president 1991-1993, program chair international conference 1992), University Women's Club, University Oklahoma School Library. Information Science Alumni Association, Association Christian Libraries (conference coordinator 1992-1995), Research Interest Group, Academy Senior Professionals (library resources columnist, named one of 2000 Notable American Women), Phi Delta Lambda (member board, faculty advisor), Delta Kappa Gamma (faculty council president).
Married Donald Allayaud, May 18, 1944 (deceased). 1 child, Donald Allayaud (Junior). Married Lyle P. Flinner, June 27, 1947 (deceased).
1 child, Carol Jean Flinner Dorough.