Bachelor, Stephen F. Austin State University, 1969. Doctor of Education, Texas Tech University, 1995. Doctor of Education, Texas Technology University, 1995.
Teacher, Redland (Texas) School District, 1969-1970; teacher, Lubbock (Texas) Indiana School District, 1971-1973; teacher, San Antonio College, 1974-1975; teacher, Midland (Texas) College, 1975-1978; owner, manager real estate investments, Bachelor of Hotel Management Enterprises, Midland, since 1977; teacher, Odessa College, Midland College, 1989-1990; teacher, Midland College, since 1989. Teacher Hillander School, Midland, 1980-1981.
Troop leader Girl Scouts United States, Midland, 1983-1989. Board directors Planned Parenthood, Midland, 1980-1983. Chairman teen court Midland Junior League, 1985-1987, board directors, 1987-1988.
Member Chi Omega Alumnus Association (president Midland chapter 1978-1979). Clubs: Midland Lawyer's Wives (correspondent secretary 1986-1987).
Married William Burgess Wade, May 24, 1969. Children: Helena Elizabeth, Catherine Frances.