Bachelor of Science in Home Economics, University Georgia, 1947. Postgraduate in Education, Emory University, 1950.
Elementary teacher, Atlanta Board of Education, 1948-1981; concert and artist director, Piano Gallery of Atlanta, since 1988.
Member decorative arts board High Museum of Art, 1987-1989. Member Business and Professional Women (president Atlanta 1962-1963), Pro-Mozart Society (vice president Atlanta 1982-1988), Atlanta Steinway (vice president 1987-1988, president 1988-1990), Elks, Delta Kappa Gamma (2nd vice president 1977-1979, president 1979-1981).
Married Morris Edward Sumner, November 27, 1951 (divorced 1956). Married Gene Bowen Brown, August 17, 1961.