Bachelor of Science, Russell Sage College, 1953. Master of Business Administration, University Houston, 1984.
Assistant director, mathematics fellowship program Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, 1953—1954. Teacher, business St. Anne Institute, Albany, 1960—1973. Researcher Boyden Associate, Houston, 1974.
Senior professional field sales representative McNeil Pharmaceutical Company, Spring House, Pennsylvania, since 1975. Member, representative Committee woman Woodway Bend Townhome Association, Houston, 1978—1979, National Pharmaceutical Council, Washington, 1981—1982. Field sales trainer Southwest region McNeil Pharmaceutical Company, Spring House, 1981.
Volunteer George Bush President Campaign, Houston, 1980. Board directors Greater Houston Skating Council, 1982—1983. Member of Association Master of Business Administration Executives, Business and Professional Women, Hertford Club (London), April Sound Country Club (Conroe, Texas), Elan Club (Houston), Iceland Figure Skating Club (director).
Married Erik Rodney Taber, August 23, 1952 (divorced October 1974). Children: Erik Rodney Junior, Diane Marie Taber VanWert.