Bachelor in Dramatic Literature cum laude, University of California, Berkeley, 1952; Master of Arts in Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, 1959.
Consultant Redding (California) Museum Art & History, since 1986, Dogtown Territorial Quarterly, Paradise, California, since 1993. Shasta History Society representative, Association Redding Museums, 1987-1988.
Cataloger, vice president Shasta History Society, Redding, California, 1974-1975, board directors, 1975-1976, 88-90. Secretary, board directors Anderson History Society, since 1997. Member California History Society, California Native Plant Society, Conference California History Societies, Turtle Bay Museums, Association for Northern California Records and Research, Shasta History Society, Anderson History Society (secretary, board directors since 1997), Horsetown-Clear Creek Preserve.
Married Bert Thompson Walsh, December 20, 1958. Children: David, Caitilin.