Student, Wheaton College, 1949. Bachelor, University Tennessee, Knoxville, 1952. Master of Education, University Tennessee, Chattanooga, 1984.
Art teacher Oak Ridge (Tennessee) City School Systems, 1953-1961, Chattanooga (Tennessee) City School Systems, 1962-1982, Sweetwater (Tennessee) City Schools, 1984-1985, artist-in-residence.
Member Artist Guild, Newport, Rhode Island, 1998-1999, Newport Art Museum, 1998-1999. President Chattanooga Civic Arts League, Authors and Artists, Chattanooga. Sergeant United States Army, 1943-1946.
Member Women in the Arts, International Society Poetry, Association Visual Arts, Chattanooga Tennessee Authors and Artists.
Married Ivan Byassee, October 1, 1950 (deceased).