Bachelor of Fine Arts, Auburn University, 1968. Master of Arts, University South Alabama, 1971. 2d Master of Arts, University Mississippi, 1976.
Postgraduate, Nova University, 1980.
Head art program, art instructor Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Gautier, 1968-1980. Art instructor William Carey College, Gulfport, Mississippi, 1982-1983. Art instructor University Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, 1968-1973.
Juror and judge various art shows, 1975-1985.
Member Republican Women, Pascagoula, 1984-1997. Past state chairman, president general's project Daughters of the American Revolution, Pascagoula, 1988-1992, past regent, Pascagoula, 1988-1992. Vice president, board member community concerts, Gautier, Pascagoua and Moss Point, Mississippi, 1986-1990.
Ship christening committee member Ingalls Ship Building, Pascagoula, 1997. Member advisory board Melange Dance Company, Pascagoula, 1995-1997. Member American Society Portrait Painters, Washington Society Portrait Artists (charter), National Museum Women in the Arts (charter), Jackson County Arts Council (board member), Mobile Museum Art, Eastern Shore Mississippi Museum Art, Walter Anderson Museum Art (member advisory board).
Married William Travis Higdon, Junior, June 28, 1947 (divorced December 1971). Children: William Travis III, Kent Thomas, Dean Gregory. Married John Pearson Stephens, June 29, 1973.