Graduated from the high school.
Member Anthracite Concert Association, 1966-1997, History Society Schuylkill County, 1993-1997, Schuylkill County Council for the Arts, 1977-1997. Charter member National Museum Women in the Arts, 1989-1995. Member Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Allied Artists of Schulkill County (honorary life, vice president 1983-1984, president 1985-1986, board directors 1987-1997), Schuylkill River Group.
Married James Martin Ackalusky, June 25, 1949. Children: Eleanor Charlotte, Ramona.