Student, Dallas Museum Fine Arts, 1946-1950; student, Art Students League, New York City, 1979-1981.
Freelance artist and instructor, Dallas, since 1946. Master gardener Texas Agriculture Department, 1991-1996. Lecturer Master Gardeners, Dallas, since 1993.
Active various wildflower preservation organizations, Dallas, since 1993. Member Pastel Society of America, American Society Portrait Artists, Texas Watercolor Society, Southwestern Watercolor Society, Artists and Craftsmen Association (board directors 1960s), Knickerbocker Artist, Pastel Society Southwest (founder, president 1979-1985, 94), Art Focus XC.
Married Clarence E. Vadala Junior, June 13, 1943 (deceased January 1960). Children: John Vadala, Lawrence Vadala, Richard Vadala, Jeanne Vadala, Tom Vadala, Rob Vadala, June Vadala. Married Rudolph J. Barta, December 27, 1961.
Children: Sharon, Mike. Stepchildren: Randy, Rick.