Student in Nursing, Wabash Valley College, Illinois, 1973—1974. AD in Nursing, Olney Central College, Illinois, 1977. Bachelor of science in nursing, Southern Illinois University, 1983.
Supervisor, staff nurse Fairfield Memorial Hospital, Illinois, 1974—1975, 1977—1979. Director nursing Meadowood Health Care, Grayville, Illinois, 1979—1980. Instructor nursing, CPR Illinois Eastern Community College, Fairfield, 1980—1985.
Director Associate Degree Nursing, since 1986. Consultant in field. Collector data for cancer research, since 1986.
Member Republican Women Association, Albion, 1973—1986. Member of National Education Association, Professional Women's Organization of Albion, American Cancer Society, American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau.
Married Gary Ray Vallette, April 20, 1956. Children: Toni Lynn Vallette Satterfield, Kelley Ray.