Bachelor, University Houston, 1968. Master of Library Science, North Texas State University, 1974.
Teacher Gabbs (Nevada) School, 1969—1971, Mary S. Black Intermediate School, Battle Mountain, 1971—1973. District library Dolores County Schools, Dove Creek, Colorado, 1973—1974. Children's and young adult library Moore Memorial Public Library., Texas City, Texas, 1974.
Library media specialist Westchester Junior High School, Houston, 1975—1985. Library resources and media specialist Nottingham Elementary School, since 1985. Freelance storyteller, Houston, since 2001.
Tutor Spring Branch Indiana School District, Houston, 2000—2005. Leader Tallowood Baptist Church, 1983—1988. Member of Texas Computer Education Association, Texas Association for Gifted and Talented, Texas Library.
Association, Pi Delta Phi (secretary 1967-1968, award French Cultural Services Houston 1968), Beta Phi Mu.
Married Harry Clayton Reno, September 21, 1968 (deceased November 10, 1968). Married Lester Benefield. 1 child Bradley Lynn.