Certified elementary school teaching, Aroostook State Normal School, Presque Isle, 1933. Student, Acadia University, 1936. Bachelor of Sociology, Colby College, 1937.
Summer student, Harvard University, 1939. And, Cambridge School Art, 1939. Studied portrait painting with Kenneth Washburn, Thomas Leighton, Maria von Ridelstein, Jean Henry, 1967.
Teacher science and geography, Limestone (Maine) Junior H.S., 1937-1941; insurance claim adjuster, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Boston, 1941-1942; insurance claim adjuster, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Portland, Maine., 1943; American Red Cross hospital worker, 20th General Hospital, Ledo, Assam., India, 1944-1945; portrait painter, Burlingame and Apple Valley, California, since 1958.
Married John Albert McCargar, February 18, 1947. Children: Margaret, Lucy, Mary.