Bachelor, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1941. Certified, Famous Writers School, Westport, Connecticut, 1963. Master of Arts in Anthropology, University New Mexico, 1971.
Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology, University New Mexico, 1985.
Radiochemistry technician Los Alamos (New Mexico) National Laboratory, 1956-1964, science museum guide, 1969-1977. Writer, researcher Albuquerque, since 1978.
Member Phi Beta Kappa.
Married John Bruce Panowski, September 5, 1942. Children: Thomas Michael, Bruce Philip, Daryl Anne and Lynn Eileen (twins).