Bachelor, Milwaukee Downer College, 1960. Postgraduate, Drury College, 1972. Master of Fine Arts, State University of New York-Buffalo, 1985.
Co-owner Park Central Art Gallery, Springfield, Missouri, 1972—1975, instructor, 1974—1982. Member of Women's Caucus Art, American Watercolor Society (associate).
Married George S. Parlato, June 25, 1960. Children: Marcella, Salvatore, Gae Lynn, Gina Lee.