Student, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, 1957. Bachelor of Science in Massachusetts Communications, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1985.
Administrative assistant, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Richmond, Virginia, 1972-1977; coordinator committee, Westminster-Canterbury Corporation, Richmond, 1977-1978; corporation secretary, Westminster-Canterbury Foundation, Richmond, since 1980; director community relations and development, Westminster-Canterbury Management Corporation, Richmond, 1978-1995; director development, Westminster-Canterbury Management Corporation, Richmond, since 1995.
Member Leadership Metro Richmond Class, 1996, Citizens Coalition for Greater Richmond, since 1996. Executive board Collegiate Schools Alumni Association, Richmond, 1980-1983, 91-94. Board associates St. Paul's College, Lawrenceville, Virginia, 1985-1988.
Member American Association Homes and Services for the Aging (retirement housing professional), Virginia Association Fundraising Executives (founding member, president 1983-1984, Development Recognition award 1993), Virginia Planned Giving Study Group (board directors 1992-1995), Estate Planning Council of Richmond, Virginia Writers Club, The Woman's Club, The Laurels Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi, Kappa Tau Alpha.
Married Sidney Stevens Negus, Junior, December 23, 1957 (divorced November 1971). Children: Sidney Stevens III, Lucy Tyler Negus Snidow, Tayloe Newton.