Diploma, Alabama University Hospital, 1958. Bachelor of science in nursing, Armstrong State College, 1975. MSN, Medical College of Georgia, 1979.
Clinical instructor medical-surgical units, St. Joseph's Hospital, Savannah, Georgia, 1975-1977; obstetrics nurse, Parent & Child Care Development Company, Savannah, 1977-1979; staff nurse, VA Medical Center, Augusta, Georgia, 1979-1983; nurse manager, VA Medical Center, Augusta, Georgia, 1983; evening coordinator, VA Medical Center-Uptown Division, Augusta, since 1986.
Member Georgia Nurses Association (1st vice president 1986-1990, district president, board directors 10th district, advisory for Human Immunodeficiency Virus nurses, Nurse of Year 1989).
Married Wilbur Harrington Beaman, January 30, 1958. Children: David Lynn, William Clayton, Thad Walston, Patrick Lee, Paula Fern.