Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1953. Certified, Bradford (Massachusetts) Junior College, 1950. Certified in education, University Hawaii, Honolulu, 1968.
Nurse coordinator, Hawaii Cardiovascular Study, Honolulu, 1966-1968; nursing instructor, Kapioloni Community College, Honolulu, 1975-1988; nurse educator, Straub Clinic and Hospital, Honolulu, 1988-1990, 91-96; nurse recruiter, adviser, Kapiolani Community College, Honolulu, since 1991; clinical instructor, Kapiolani Community College, Honolulu, 1992, 95.
Member American Diabetes Association (president, board directors Hawaii affiliate, past chairman patient education committee), American Association Diabetes Educators, Hawaii Association Diabetes Educators (board directors, co-chairman membership committee).
Married Takeshi Yoshihara, June 5, 1953. Children: Peter D., David G.