Bachelor of Arts, Kansas University, 1946, Master of Arts, 1952.
Editor-writer Medical Auxiliary News, Kansas, 1958—1960, Allegro, Topeka Symphony, 1970—1986. Writer, monologist, public speaker, director musical revues. Organizer, chairman Symphony League, Topeka, 1966—1970.
Board directors, since 1966, Kansas Medical Auxiliary, since 1958. President, 1964—1965. Board directors American Medical Association Auxiliary, 1970—1977.
Fund-raiser, 1973—1975. Regional vice president, 1975—1977. Elderhostel lecturer, 1995.
Member National League American Pen Women (Roller award 1985, president Topeka branch 1986-1988, president Kansas chapter 1988-1990, first place Kansas native sons and daus. pioneer story contest 1991, Third place 1990, 92), Kansas. Clubs: Minerva (president 1963-1964), Western sorosis (president 1980-1981).Avocations: French conversation.
Married Chester Merral Lessenden, June 1, 1943. Children: Sandra L. Ghent, Marged L. Amend, Eve L. Supica, Mark Charles.