Student, Arkansas Agricultural and Mechanical, Monticello. Graduate, Art Instruction Inc., Minneapolis.
Official artist United States Coast Guard. Member American Academy Women Artists, Dallas Artists and Craftsman Associated (Grumbacher Gold medallion 1990, Watson Guptil award 1991), American Artists of Rockies, Women Artists of West, Knickerbocker, Signature 16 Artists Associate, Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club (Helen De Cozen award 1998), Triinity Art Guild (founding member, 1st president 1961), National League American Pen Women, Knickerbocker (signature), American Plains Artists, Oil Painters American, American Academy Women Artists, Associate Creative Artists, Artists & Craftsman Associated.
Married David W. Gates, July 1, 1945. Children: Jerry (deceased), David E., Ann Fiser, Julie Lenderman, Alexander.