Associate of Arts, Modesto (California) Junior College, 1962; Bachelor of Science in History and Elementary Education, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, 1965.
Teacher, St. Joseph Elementary School, Ogden, 1964-1965; teacher, Weber County School District, Ogden, since 1965; coordinator social studies, Weber County School District, Ogden, 1988-1989.
Delaware to county and state Democratic conversations. Teacher representative Parent-Teachers Association, Ogden, 1991-1993. Member National Education Association, Utah Education Association, Weber Education Association (former faculty representative), National Council for Social Studies, Delta Kappa Gamma.
Daughter of Charles Clifford and Ora (Seely) Mayer. Divorced; children: Michelle Ann Cannon Yearling.