Bachelor, St. Mary's University, 1955. Postgraduate in Journalism, Photography and Radio-television, San Antonio College, 1976—1979.
From writer to office chief History Office, San Antonio Air Material Area, Kelly Air Force Base, Texas, 1947—1973. Special writer San Antonio Express-News, since 1973.
Member of American Association of University Women (president San Antonio branch 1978-1980, vice president Educational Foundation Texas division 1986-1988), National Federation Press Women (region 6 director 1982-1984, education fund board since 1984), Women in Communications (chapter president 1966-1968, Headliner award 1969), Texas Press Women (state president 1979-1981, Woman of Achievement award 1973), Texas Federation Women's Clubs (president Alamo district 1974-1976), Zonta Lodge (president 1984-1986).
Married Harold Lavon Monteer, 1939 (divorced). Married Claude Weldon McGaffey, August 21, 1948.