Student, Stanford University, 1953-1955; Bachelor, California State University, Hayward, 1968; Master of Science, California State University, Hayward, 1977; Doctor of Education, University of the Pacific, 1984; Doctor of Philosophy, Trinity Theological Seminary, 1994.
Columnist, reporter, San Leandro (California) Morning News, 1960-1962; adult teacher, Hayward Unified School District, 1969; teacher secondary education, Hayward Unified School District, 1972-1975; vice principal, Hayward Unified School District, 1975-1977; teacher secondary education, San Leandro Unified School District, 1970-1972; vice principal, Lodi (California) Unified School District, 1977-1980; research director, Center for Economics Education, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California, 1980-1981; director lifelong learning, University of the Pacific, Stockton, 1984-1989; professor, University of the Pacific, Stockton, 1984-1989. Columnist Stockton Record, 1984-1989. Consultant in field.
President, board directors San Leandro Library., 1970—1975. President Homeowners Association San Leandro, 1973—1975, Homeowners Association Garden Valley, California, 1980—1997. Church counselor Good Samaritan Covenant Church, 1993—1998.
President, board directors Valley Mountain Regional Center, Stockton, California, 2000—2005. Board directors Children's Commission, San Joaquin County, 1986—1992, Senior Citizens Commission, Calaveras County, 1998, Valley Community Counseling Services, 1982—1989, since 2006. Member American Association Christian Counselors, Society Professional Journalists, Society Christian Therapists, National Writers Association, Society Children's, James Monroe Parent-Teachers Association (life), Phi Kappa Phi, Writers and Illustrators.
Married Charles Jay Anema, May 5, 1955 (deceased 09061986). Children: Charlynn Anema Raimundi, Charles Jay, Richard F. Married Vernon Ray Garten, July 30, 1988.