Bachelor of Science in Home Economics Education, Montana State College, 1960. Master of Science in Guidance and Counseling, Eastern Montana College, 1974.
Teacher Scobey High School, Montana, 1961—1962, C.R. Anderson School, Helena, 1962—1963, Harlem High School, 1963—1967, Bridger High School, 1968—1970. Guidance counselor Grass Range High School, 1973—1975. Guidance counselor, home economics teacher, community education director Plains High School, since 1976.
Participant National Defense Education Act Disadvantaged Indian Youth Institute, 1965. Member coordinating committee Improved Career Decision Making Institute, 1982. 4-H leader, judge Sanders County, Montana.
Cub scout leader Big Sky council Boy Scouts American. Member of Plains Teachers Organization, Montana Home Economics Association, Montana Personnel and Guidance Association, Clark Fork Valley Women's Bowling League, Order of Eastern Star (Grass Range).
Married Neil Clarence Hellickson, August 15, 1961 (divorced ). Children: Deborah, Rory, Renny.