Student, University Cincinnati, 1946-1948; student, California State University, 1973-1974.
Substitute teacher Cobb County Schools, Smyrna, Georgia, 1961-1963. Art teacher private lessons Canyon Country, California, 1968-1972. Adult education art teacher Wm.
S. Hart High School District, Santa Clarita, 1973-1997. Children's art and calligraphy community services College of the Canyons, 1976-1996. Fine arts coordinator Santa Clarita Senior Center, since 1998.
Founder, board directors Santa Clarita Art Guild, 1972-1980. Art director European tours Continental Club, Canyon Country, 1977-1981. Art tour guide, travel consultant Northridge Travel, California, 1981-1991.
Volunteer art teacher stroke patients Henry Newhall Memorial Hospital, Valencia, California, 1993-1996. Craft teacher for respite care program, Newhall, California, 1995-1996, Respite Care Center, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 1995-1996. President Castro Junior High Parent-Teachers Association, San Jose, California.
Celebration of Life volunteer American Cancer Society, since 2006.
Teacher, Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 1966-1996. Judge for art contests and exhibits, Santa Clarita, 1973-1996. Leader art tours to Spain, 1997, 99, 2002, Italy, 2001, Portugal, 2002, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, 2003.
Designer certs, with scenes of Senior Center, Circuit of Friends certs. Leader art tour Rhine River Cruise, France, 2003-2004, Rhone River Tour, 2003-2004, Budapest to Black Sea, 2007, Tour Alabama, Canada. President Parent-Teachers Association, San Fasel.
Member Santa Clarita Valley Arts Council, Hospital Home Tour League, National Women in the Arts (charter, Washington), Eastern Star.
Married Emmett Carraher, November 6, 1943 (divorced July 1970). Children: Candace Lou Holsenbeck-Smith, Michael Emmett (deceased), Cathleen C. Kruska.