Associate of Arts, Lon Morris College, 1939; Bachelor, Baylor University, 1942.
Clerk Lockheed, San Diego, 1942-1944. Professor drama Lon Morris College, Jacksonville, Texas, 1947. Teacher Oxnard (California) High School, 1949-1952.
Theater critic Chicago newspapers, 1963-1969. Freelance travel writer Chicago, 1959-1990. Society columnist Monterey (California) County Herald.
Society editor KSBW-television, Monterey. Past advisory board Center for Performing Arts, Monterey Bay.
Chair Art al Fresco of Monterey Peninsula, Pebble Beach, California, East Meets West, Pebble Beach. Member Soroptomists, Monterey County Symphony Guild.
Married David Ross Thompson, September 11, 1942 (deceased). Children: Ivy Victor, (twins) Rhonda Ruth and Dennis Manning (deceased). Married Philip Neswitz, April 9, 1955.