Bachelor, University Wyoming, 1976. Master of Arts in American Studies, University Wyoming, 1978. Master of Library Science, Emporia State University, Kansas, 1996.
Assistant public information officer Wyoming State Archives, Museums and History Department and Wyoming State Library., Cheyenne, 1978. Director Saratoga Cultural and History Museum, Saratoga, 1979. Registrar Museum of Western Colorado, Grand Junction, 1979—1980, archivist-registrar, 1980—1993, collections and information manager, 1993—1995, curator of archives and library, 1995—1998, curator of archives, library and registrar, from 1998.
Newsletter editor Colorado-Wyoming Association Museum, Denver, 1978—1982, historian, from 1984, also board directors, co-chair, professional workshops, from 2003. Museum and archives consultant Museum Western Colorado, Grand Junction, from 1979. Northwest Colorado representative Colorado Preservation Alliance, Denver, 1992—2004.
Grand Junction PAAC coordinator, from 1982. Board directors Grand Junction History Preservation Board, from 2003. Secretary of vestry Church of the Nativity, 2000—2003, newsletter editor, 1998—2003.
Vice president of communications Creative Visions Express Network, American Business Women, 2003—2005. President, vice president, secretary, newletter editor, orchard mesa representative Mesa County History Society, 1982—2005. President, vice president Mesa County Genealogical Society, 2000—2005.
Program for avocational archaeological certified Colorado Archaeological Society, 2000—2005. Member of American Association of Museums, Mountain Plains Museums Association, Society of Rocky Mountain Archvists, Society of America Archivists, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Married Harley Joe Armstrong, June 25, 1988 (deceased January 20, 2006).