Student, Corcoran Art Gallery, Washington, 1940-1941; student, American U., Phillips Memorial Gallery, Washington, 1943-1945; student, University New Mexico, 1947; private study, Scuola Beato Angelico, Milan, Italy, 1958-1959.
Vice president, Marelli-Lee, Inc., Italy, New Mexico, Oklahoma, 1961-1994. Member of fellowship Phillips Memorial Gallery, 1945-1946. Artist-in-residence Camp Galilee, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, 1953, 56.
Guest instructor Clinton (Oklahoma) Elementary School, 1983.
Member Daughters of the American Revolution, National Association Women Artists, Kappa Pi (honorary).
Married Angelo Marelli, June 29, 1959. Children: Luciana Powell, Thomas Giuseppe Marelli.