Registered Nurse, Hotel Dieu School Nursing, El Paso, Texas, 1965; Bachelor of Science in Education, University Texas, El Paso, 1971; MSN, University Texas, El Paso, 1985.
Head nurse labor and delivery, Hotel Dieu Hospital, 1965-1967; head nurse Intensive Care Unit, Sun Towers Hospital, El Paso, 1967-1969; physician assistant, Higher Education Downs, Doctor of Medicine, El Paso, 1969-1970; neurosurgical operating room nurse, officer manager, William J. Nelson, Doctor of Medicine, El Paso, 1970-1972; medical group manager, El Paso Neurological Institute, 1972-1990; commercial pilot, Air Transport Inc., El Paso, 1978-1990; medical office consultant, El Paso, 1989-1996; psychiatric nurse, El Paso State Center, since 1996.
Member American Nurses Association, Medical Group Management Association.
Married Peter J. Canavan, September 24, 1960. Children: Benell Elizabeth, Cathryn Renell, Joyce Marlene, Donna B.