Student, Wilson Junior College, Chicago, 1936-1937; student, The Art Institute of Chicago of Chicago.
Secretary, Business Offices Comptometer, Chicago, 1938-1941; salesperson, Association American Artists, Chicago and Florida, 1942-1944; florist, Designer Flower Shops and Stores, Chicago, 1963-1995; wedding consultant, Florida, 1965-1977; docent, Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida, 1975-1995. Founding president, teacher Art Guild, Skokie, Illinois, 1960s. Wedding consultant, Chicago.
Board of directors League of Women Voters, Skokie, 1960s. Chair, organizer various art fairs, 1960s and 70s.
Married Frederick I. Ellin, October 5, 1940. Children: Leon Roland, Marlene B.