Bachelor of Engineering, University Kansas, 1944.
Instructor creative writing, Jackson (Michigan) Community College, 1979-1986; instructor, Creative Writers Workshop, Jackson, since 1982.
Member American Association of University Women (president 1976-1978, grantee 1980), Beta Sigma Phi (various offices since 1949), 1st United Methodist Church.
Married Richard Joseph Riedel, May 16, 1943 (deceased August 1988). Children: Nancy Riedel Basford, Linda Riedel Haynes.