Bachelor in Psychology, Biology, Mathematics San Francisco State University, 1960. Master of Arts in Psychology and Counseling, San Diego State University, 1970.
Caseworker, San Diego County Welfare Department, 1962-1964; teacher, resource specialist, La Mesa (California) and Spring Valley Schools, 1964-1997; owner, Bea Sweeney Technology Resource Center, Solana Beach, California, since 1990.
Member San Dieguito (California) Citizen Planning Board, 1972-1984. Legislation assistant environmental San Diego County Supervisor, 1974-1984. Member executive board, executive director Community Coalition Network, since 1991, California Democratic Executive Board, since 1992.
Board directors Unitarian Service Committee, 1976-1982. Member National Jewish Democratic Committee. Member American Association of University Women, League of Women Voters, National Women's Political Caucus, California Elected Women's Association Education and Research.
Married John R. DeMarco, December 30, 1966 (divorced 1974). 1 child, Cambria; married Richard Dennis, January 15, 1980 (deceased). 1 child, Eric.