Bookkeeper, secretary Mutual Benefit Health & Accident Company, Chicago, 1925—1930, Pon & Company, Chicago, 1930—1934, Root Brothers, Chicago, 1934—1944. Bookkeeper, secretary, part-time, from 1944. President Business and Professional Women's Club of Roseland, Chicago, 1971—1974.
Member of American Legion Auxiliary, Gastrointestinal Research Foundation, Sun Foundation, Chicago Heart Association.
Married Herman Root, September 29, 1934. Children: Joan Root Ericksen, Randy.