Bachelor, Louisiana Polytechnic University, 1966. Master of Arts, Arizona State University, 1968. MPS, Loyola University, New Orleans, 1995.
Assistant manager, Fashion Fabrics, Los Angeles, 1972-1973; substitute teacher, Hemet (California) Unified School District, 1980-1984; teacher, Aquinas H.S., San Bernardino, California, 1984; instructor, Mount San Jacinto Community College, San Jacinto, California, 1984-1989; coordinator children and family county, Catholic Charities, San Bernardino, California, since 1991. Board directors Valley Restart Shelter, California Homeless and Housing Coalition, Sacramento.
Member Catholic Social Action Directors of California, Roundtable.
Married Clifford Warren Arnquist, September 26, 1970. Children: Catherine Ann, Paula Jeanette, Steven Clifford.