Associate of Arts, Lakewood Community College, 1970. Student, Metro State University, 1976—1977.
Graphic artist Lakewood Community College, White Bear Lake, Minnesota, 1968—1970. Editor Press Publications, 1972—1976. Executive editor Pres Publications, 1982—1992.
Correspondent Women Sports magazine, New York City, 1973—1977. Managing editor Frogtown Forum, St. Paul, 1976—1977. Mayor City of Birchwood, 1977—1983.
Owner Dolls by Marlys, since 1992. Host weekly cable telephone talk show Come for Coffee, 1988—1990. President, director Cable Access corporation, 1985—1987.
Member White Bear Lake Arts Council, director, 1975. Board directors Lakeshore Players, 1984—1985, White Bear Lake Area History Society. Chairman Ramsey Washington Counties Cable television Commission.
Member of Midwest Writers Conference (committee), Minnesota Press Women (past treasurer), Job's Daughters (Queen 1949).
Married Alfred Leo Oliver, April 28, 1951. Children: Stephanie Margaret, David Earle.