Bachelor summa cum laude, Ohio Dominican College, 1954. Master of Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, 1956.
Technology editor Hughes Aircraft Company, Culver City, 1956—1958, senior editor/writer, head proposal operations, manager technical communications space and communications group El Segundo, 1970—1983. Freelance science writer, instructor, 1958—1970. Director, vice president, president H. Silver and Associates, Los Angeles, 1983—1997.
Board directors, president Open Paths Counseling Center, Los Angeles, 1990—2001.
Married Robert William Dent, August 10, 1957. Children: Vivian Catherine, Paul Harden, Mary Jean, John Robert, Sheila Joy.