Bachelor, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1948. Master of Arts, University Colorado, 1967. Postgraduate, Harvard University, 1993.
Teacher, counselor various high schools, 1948-1996. Director counseling services statewide Colorado, 1977-1978. Developer, director Displaced Homemaker Program, 1979-1980.
Member Colorado House of Representatives, Denver, 1986-1994, Colorado Senate, Denver, since 1994, member health, environment, welfare and institutions committee, member judicial committee, member state local government committee. Attendee United Nations Beijing Conference, 1995, Peace & Justice International Conference, Bolivia, 1992, Helsinki, 1995.
Member Thornton City Council, 1958-1961. Member Colorado Counselors Association (past president), National Human Rights Commission for Counselors, National Order Women Legislators (board directors), National Organization of Women, National Abortion Rights Action League, American Association of University Women, Amnesty International, World International League for Peace and Freedom.
Married Richard Rupert.