Bachelor in Psychology and Theater Arts, Rollins College, 1945.
Read poetry at Spoleto Festival, Charleston, South Carolina, 1999.
Driver American Red Cross, Florence Army Air Base, 1943-1944. Trustee St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Laurinburg, North Carolina, 2002. Member Poetry Society North Carolina (vice president, 1988-1989, president 1990-1992), Poetry Society South Carolina (1st place for lyric poetry 1987, 90), North Carolina Writers Conference, North Carolina Writers Network, Colonial Dames of America North Carolina (secretary 1990-1991, vice president 1992-1993), Colonial Dames of America South Carolina, Junior League.
Married Richard Austin Gilbert, April 24, 1946. Children: Richard Austin Junior, Laurie Gilbert Sanford.