Bachelor of Arts in Music cum laude, Cascade College, 1957. Master of Music, University Portland, Oregon, 1959. Postgraduate, American Conservatory Music, 1960—1962.
Associate professor, Olivet Nazarene College, Kankakee, Illinois, 1959-1970; associate professor, Wheaton (Illinois) Conservatory of Music, since 1971; chair vocal studies, Wheaton (Illinois) Conservatory of Music, since 1989. Director, founder Society of the Friends of John Duke, Lombard, Illinois, since 1987.
Member National Association Teachers of Singing (vice president discretionary funds 1992-1995, chair Chicago National Convention 1986, president Chicago chapter, regional governor Illinois district, vice president, nats. Board directors since 1992, historian 1992-2000, nats. foundation board since 2005), Phi Beta (life), Society of Friends of John Duke (director, founder since 1987).
Married Gerald William Evans, December 15, 1962 (deceased 1980). Children: Michael, David.