Student of University New Mexico, 1940-1941. Bachelor of Fine Arts, University Texas, 1942. Student Nagayama Studio, Tokyo, 1955.
Studied under numerous professional artists, including Ward Lockwood, Best-Mougourd, MaynardDixon, Millard Sheets, Peter Hurd, Georgia O'Keefe, Vincent Farrell;m. John Lewis Murray, May 2, 1942.
Teacher painting, United States, 1939-1954, 70—, Japan, 1954-1956, 60-64, Pakistan, 1957-1960, Korea, 1965-1968, Indonesia, 1968-1970. Instructor fine arts Pima College East, Tucson, since 1979. Exhibitions include: Baluche Regiment, Cherat, West Pakistan, 1965-1968, American Embassy Residence, Seoul, Korea, 1965-1968, Djarkarta, Indonesia, 1968-1970, Abba Gallery, 1978-1980, Kay Bonfoey Gallery, 1980, Rentschler Gallery, 1980, Casa Grande Art Gallery, Tucson, 1980.
Represented in permanent private collections: University Texas, U. New Mexico, Nagayama Studio, Tokyo, Ayub Kahn, Baluche Regiment, West Pakistan, Mitha Collection, Lahore, Pakistan, Sir Ian McKensie, British Isles, H. Allen Loomes, Australia, Ambassador Yehuda Horam, Israel, Chote-Kholgvista, Thailand, Kopper, Indonesia, Galbraith, Washington, United States Information Service, Indonesia, American Embassy, Djarkarta, American Embassy, Seoul, Lathrum, Hicks, Woods, Elliott collections (all Washington), Valley National Bank, City of Douglas, Old Adobe Patio Gallery, Pima Community College East, others.
Member American Association of University Women, University Texas Art Association (1st president), Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild (honorary), Tubac Center of the Arts, Santa Cruz Valley Art Association, Sierra Vista Art Association, Arizona Watercolor Society, Archeological andHist. Society, National Society Arts and Letters.
Married John Lewis Murray, May 2, 1942. Children: John Roberts, James Procter(deceased), Cherry Ann, Nancy Lee.