Bachelor, Central Michigan University, 1968. Master of Arts, Antioch University, Ohio, 1997.
Teacher L'Anse Creuse High School, Harrison Township, Michigan, 1969-1997. Retired, 1997
Member L'Anse Creuse High Crisis Team, 1988-1993, S.A.F.E. Task Force, Harrison Township, 1986-1998. Speaker in field.
Member, L'Anse Creuse Athletic Boosters. Chair Harrison Township History Commission, 1993-2002. Historian Harrison Township.
Founder, director Tranquil Life Fibromyalgic Support Group. Member Society Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Romance Writers American, Venice Shores Property Owners (board directors 1994-2000, correspondent secretary 1994-1998), Detroit Working Writers, Red Hat Society, L'Anse Creuse Public School Alumni Association (steering committee 1996-1998), American Auto Immune-Related Diseases Association, L'Anse Creuse Public School Task Force, Michigan Association Retired School Personnel (secretary 2009, president since 2010).
Daughter of Allan Charles and Dorothy Nadine (Berger), Ling. Married Douglas Stevens McDougal, August 23, 1969.