Bachelor of Science, University Miami, 1956. Master of Science, Florida State University, 1957. Doctor of Education in College Administration, Southeastern Nova University, 1979.
Art teacher Miami Dade Public School, Florida, 1957—1970. Art instructor Kendall Campus, Miami-Dade College, 1970—1979, department chair, 1971—1979, associate dean humanities, Rank professor, 1979—1986. Founder, vice provost New world School Arts, 1987—1996.
Board member Florida Very Special ART, 1986—1996. Founder Louis Wolfsou II Florida Moving Image Archive, Miami, 1986—1996, president, since 1986, vice president, since 1996. Board member VP International Network Performing and Visual Arts Schools, 1986—1996.
Member Dade Commission Status of Women, Florida, 1983—1986. Board member Dade Heritage Trust, 1995—2001. Member of Daughters of the American Revolution (regent Coral Gables chapter 2006-2008), Society United States Daughters War 1812, Jacksonville Fine Arts Forum, Jacksonville Watercolor Society, National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century (Jacksonville) (Hanna Dustin chapter since 2005), United Daughter 1812 (Jacksonville) (patriots chapter 2008), Miami Watercolor Society (trustee, signature member), Macon County Art Association, North Carolina Watercolor Society, Florida Watercolor Society, United Daughters Confederacy.
Married Donald Wesley Pelton Junior. Children: Donald W. III, Charles F.