Bachelor, Huntingdon College, Montgomery, Alabama, 1964. Master of Arts, University West Florida, 1974.
Teacher biology Fort Walton Beach (Florida) High School, 1969-1994.
Member American Society Marine Artists, Arts and Design Society of Fort Walton Beach (board directors since 1995, grant writer), Pensacola Art Association, Northwest Florida Arts Council, Gulf Breeze Arts Association, Pleasure Island Art Association, Performing Arts Association, Pensacola Museum, American Mensa.
Married Evans Thomas baisden, July 21, 1954 (divorced October 1972). Children: Kim, Edward Lawrence, Robert Thomas. Married James H. McDonald, December 1, 1972.