Bachelor of Fine Arts, Colorado State University, 1971.
Consignment artist, Imagists Gallery, Fort Collins, Colorado, 1989-1991; consignment artist, One West Contemporary Art Center, Fort Collins, since 1990. Artist/demonstrator watercolor demonstration Loveland (Colorado) Museum, 1993.
Chairperson fine arts committee Foothills Unitarian Church, Fort Collins, since 1992. Member committee Power Plant Visual Arts Center, Fort Collins, 1986. Member jury for exhibition Fort Collins Gallery, 1986.
Watercolor instructor City of Fort Collins Recreation Department, 1983-1984. Member National Watercolor Society, Rocky Mount National Watermedia Society.
Married John Harold VanGorder. Children: Carl Franklin, William John, Chelsie Anne.