Bachelor, University Washington, 1941. Master of Arts, University Idaho, 1950. Master of Arts in Painting, University Delle Arti., 1983.
Freelance artist, 1943—1946. Associate director art Best & Company, Seattle, 1943. Faculty member department art University Idaho, 1946—1948.
Director American Art Week, Idaho, 1949—1955. Director, teacher Children's Art Oregon, 1966—1971. Lecturer art New Zealand, 1971—1973.
Faculty member auxiliary board University Washington, Seattle, 1987—1995, faculty chair, 1988—1995. Guest NBC-television. With Counselor Cancer Society, New York City.
Chair, 41 Class Reunion University Washington, chairman scholarship drive for foreign students, 1992. Member Painting Communications United States & Japan.
Active Girl Scouts United States, People to People Friendship Worldwide, 1943—1990. With Art Embassies Abroad Program, 1980—1990. Elected member Academy Europe, 1980.
Active sister committee Christ Church, New Zealand, 1981—1983, Seattle, 1981—1983. Fellow: I.B.C. (Cambridge, England chapter). Member: National Slide Registry Artists (New Zealand and Australia), Women's Caucus Art, Institute Dell'Arte Contemporanea Di Milano (Italy), Copley Society Fine Arts (Boston), Canterbury Society Art New Zealand, Fine Arts Society Idaho, Canterbury Society Art New Zealand, Fine Arts Society Idaho, Royal Overseas League (London), National Museum Women Arts, National League American Pen Women, Michigan Academy Art and Science, Faculty Wives Club, Scandinavian Club, Alpha Omicron Pi.
Married Everett Lincoln Ellis, May 1, 1943. Children: Karin, Kristy, Hildy, Erik.