Registered Nurse, St. Joseph Hospital School Nursing, Parkersburg, West Virginia, 1962. Anesthesia Certified, Ohio State University, 1970. Bachelor of science in nursing, Northern Arizona University, 1985.
Master of Science, Arizona State University, 1990.
Staff nurse anesthetist, Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. staff nurse anesthetist, Iberia Parish Hospital, New Iberia, Louisiana nurse anesthetist, partner, Verde Valley Anesthesia Grouop, Cottonwood, Arizona.
Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve. Member Arizona Association Nurse Anesthetists (vice president), Sigma Theta Tau.
Married Paul William Cowan, December 2, 1962. 1 child, Cheryl Lynn.