Student, Wilson Teachers College, 1940. Student, Corcoran School Art, 1950—1954. Student, American University, 1955.
Art teacher, retired persons Sargent House Project, 1965—1969.
President Whitehall Condominium Association, Bal Harbour, Florida. Housing chairman League of Women Voters, 1950. Member, budget committee District of Columbia Schools, 1969.
Member District of Columbia Council Arts and Humanities, 1974. Membership chairman Museum African Art, since 1974. Board directors Washington Ballet, 1976—1982.
United States delegate Trade Union Conference, Blackpool, England, 1977. Member, church centennial committee. Vestry, 1969—1971; president, all women's activities, 1969.
Married James Castle Turner, April 14, 1934. Children: Vivian Lee Turner Polak, Daniel Castle, Brian, Lisa, Lauran.