Bachelor in Art, Montana State University, 1964. Master of Arts in Art, University Montana, 1966.
Teacher 7th grade St. Joseph's School, Mandan, North Dakota, 1960—1961, teacher 7th and 8th grades, 1964—1965. Teacher elementary art school district 405, Bellevue, Washington, 1966—1971. Teacher art Stevens Junior High School, Port Angeles, 1971—1976, Port Angeles High School, 1976—1996.
Nun Sisters for Christian Community, 1979-1991.
Chairman Port Angeles art committee, 1976-1986. Member National Education Association, Washington Education Association, Port Angeles Education Association.
Daughter of James W. and Rufina C. (Appert) A. Adopted children: Kimberly, Lisandra, Theresa, Tamara, Jacqueline, Cecilia, Michella, Antonya, Stephanie, Chandler, Michael, Kenneth, Austin, Halistin, Valerie, Kalanthe, Anton, Jamila, Lucas, Loveasha, Jasira, Takara, Mikias, sponsored Young Soo Kim, John Weiwen Porter.