Bachelor, Meredith College, 1943.
Teacher Greene County School Systems, Walstonburg, North Carolina, 1943—1945. Medical secretary Office of Drs. Dewar and Brian, Raleigh, 1945—1951.
Secretary United States Department of Agriculture, 1951—1953. Substitute teacher Fairfax County (Virginia) School Systems, 1963—1965. Piano teacher Alexandria, 1965—1975.
Vice president membership Carlyle Campbell Friends of Library., Raleigh, since 2001. Volunteer Meals on Wheels, since 1999. President Cokesbury- Isley Sunday School Class, 2000.
Member of Author's Ink, North Carolina Shell Club (secretary).
Married Herman Foote Spain, December 20, 1949 (deceased November 27, 1997).