Bachelor of Fine Arts, Washington State University, 1938. Postgraduate, Portland State University, 1961.
Art teacher The Dalles (Oregon) Junior High, 1965-1970, IED Wasco County, The Dalles, 1960-1962, Title 1, The Dalles, 1965-1968, Blue Mount Community Classes, The Dalles, 1968-1969, Treaty Oak Community College, The Dalles, 1975-1988, Hood River (Oregon) Education District, since 1984. Judge Wasco County Fair, 1975-2003, co-grand marshall, 1996. Consultant United States.C.E., Elderhostel Program.
Co-owner Oregon Equipment, Dalles. Lecturer in field.
Member Dalles City Museum Commn, 1960-1972, Governor Planning Commission for the Arts, Oregon 1965-1966, chairman Wasco Company Bicentennial Commission Arts Committee, 1976, Dalles City 125th Birthday Art Competition, 1982. Member airport commission Dalles City, 1994-1999, president Friends of the Library. Member The Dalles, since 1994, president, 2001-2007.
Church moderator United Congregational Church, 2002-2003, volunteer Discovery Center Oregon History Society Rorick House. Member of American Association of University Women, Columbia Art Association, Dalles Art Association, Experimental Aircraft Association Young Eagles, National Organization Women Pilots (99s).
Married Joseph Z. Hillis, December 14, 1915. Children: Diana Comini, Hewitt Hillis.