Bachelor in English, College St. Scholastica, 1956; Master of Education in Reading, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, 1973.
Teacher English, Seymour (Wisconsin) Public Schools, 1956-1957; teacher English and reading, St. Joseph's Academy, Green Bay, 1958-1983; instructor committee and reading, N.E. Wisconsin Technology College, Green Bay, since 1983. Consultant Center for Edition and Workforce Competitiveness, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, 1997.
President American Association of University Women, Green Bay, 1963-1965, Bayland Reading Association, Green Bay, 1978-1980. Member International Reading Association, National Council Teachers English, Association Business Communications, Association Technology Writing Teachers.
Married Wesley Edward Rathburn, July 14, 1956. Children: Randall A., Judie A., Joseph A., James J., John M., Mary A.