Bachelor of Arts in Art, University Kentucky, 1953. Postgraduate, Wheaton (Illinois) College, 1959. Postgraduate, University San Diego, 1967.
Postgraduate, San Diego State University, 1968. Postgraduate, Pepperdine University, 1987.
Editor literature magazines, U. Kentucky, Lexington, 1951-1953; interior decorator, Shillito's, Cincinnati, 1953-1956; assistant editor, Scripture Press, Wheaton, Illinois, 1957-1962; conference staff, Australian Institute Evangelism, Wollagong, New South Wales, 1959-1960; curriculum writer, David C. Cook Public Company, Elgin, Illinois, 1962-1974; elementary teacher, Elgin Public Schools, 1966; elementary teacher, San Diego Public Schools, 1971-1974; curriculum writer, American Learning Corporation, Huntington Beach, California, 1976-1978; curriculum writer, Union Gospel Press, Cleveland, 1978; curriculum writer, Std. Publications, Cincinnati, 1980-1984; committee supervisor, Pacific Investment Management Company, Newport Beach, California, 1979-1992; committee specialist, Pacific Investment Management Company, Newport Beach, California, 1992-1994. Faculty Biola U. Writers Institute.
Active Child Evangelism, Pioneer Girls, Boy Scouts American, Open Air Campaigners, Baptist Student Union. Member National Writers Association, Christian Writers Guild, Society Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Rhode Island History Society, Christian Writers Fellowship (founding member).
Married Don John Hanson, February 15, 1958. Children: Robin Dale, Caht Patrick, Jay Bryan.