Bachelor, University Northern Colorado, 1958. Master of Arts, University Northern Colorado, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, University Northern Colorado, 2004.
Art instructor, Island of Guam Education Department, Agana, 1958-1960;
special education teacher of the deaf, Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Public School, 1967-1969;
dean, director, Shapley International House, Florence, Italy, 1974-1979;
chief classification officer, New Mexico Department Corrections, Radium Springs, 1979-1983;
private practice, D. Lyon Enteprises, Hillsboro, New Mexico, 1979-1983;
director, counselor, Domestic Abuse Intervention Center, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, 1990-1991;
project director, Cmty. Partnership for a Healthy Environment, Truth or Consequences, 1991-1994;
Volunteers in Service to America Volunteer, Corporation for National and Cmty. Svc., Truth or Consequences, 1994-1995;
professional counselor, Domestic Abuse Intervention Center, Truth or Consequences, 1995-1996;
board directors, Domestic Abuse Intervention Center, Truth or Consequences, since 1998.
Business owner D. Lyon Enterprises, Las Cruces and Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, since 1983. Organizer/facilitator Female and Fully Alive WorkshopSeries, Sierra County, New Mexico, 1986-1988, Youth Leadership Training, Truthor Consequences, 1988-1990. Facilitator/advisor Mayor's Drug and Alcohol Prevention Task Force, Truth or Consequences, 1989-1990.
Adjunct Professor Western New Mexico U., Truth or Consequences, 1997&. President Ancient WatersPreservation Corporation, since 1996.
Board directors Hillsboro (New Mexico) Community Center, 1986-1989. County co-chair Democratic Party of Sierra County, Hillsboro, 1985-1986. President, charter member Sierra County Kiwanis, Truth or Consequences, 1986-1991.
Member Women's Caucus for the Arts (charter, chapter president 1984-1986, 96-98), Black Range Artists, Inc., Sierra Art Society, Optimist Club of Sierra County, Sierra County Arts Council (grant writer 1995-1996).
Married Joseph Edward Dornbusch, December 24, 1956 (divorced 1974). Children: Jeff Dornbusch, Dan K. Dornbusch.