Bachelor, St. Olaf College, 1943. Master of Science, Iowa State University, 1949.
Chemist, Tennessee Eastman Corporation, Kingsport, 1943-1946; research associate embryology, California Institute Technology, Pasadena, 1949-1950; sculptor props & models for motion pictures, Saul Bass, Herb Yager & Associations, Los Angeles, 1982-1987; independent sculptor & ecclesiastical artist, Los Angeles, since 1973.
Treasurer, exhibition chair Westwood Center of Arts, Los Angeles, 1980-1984. Member International Sculpture Center, National Museum Women in the Arts, University of California at Los Angeles Art Council.
Married Daniel Edward Atkinson, September 14, 1948. Children: Kristine Ruth, Owen Rolf, Joyce Elaine, Ellen Lee, David Eric.