Teaching certified, Albion State Normal School, 1939. Bachelor, University California, Berkeley, 1943. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University Alaska, 2002.
Member, chairman Alaska State Public Offices Commission, Juneau, 1982-1987. Member, vice president Alaska State Broadcasting Commission, Juneau, 1987-1992. Honorary lifetime member Bartlett Memorial Hospital Guild, since 1994.
Member Friends of Library., Juneau History Society, Friends of Museum, Juneau. Member American Library Association, Alaska State Library. Association (honorary lifetime member 1994), Society Children's Bookwriters and Illustrators.
Married George William Rogers, November 27, 1942. Children: Shelley, Geoffrey, Sidney, Gavin (deceased), Sabrina, Garth.