Bachelor of Science, Texas A & I University, 1960. Postgraduate, Victoria College, 1966. Master of Arts, Texas Advertising & Marketing University, 1969.
Postgraduate, Stephen F. Austin University, 1978. Postgraduate, University Kansas, 1979.
Teacher, Gillette Junior High School, Kingsville, Texas, 1960-1961;
teacher, Patti Welder Junior High, Victoria, Texas, 1961-1962;
teacher, Victoria High School, 1962;
teacher, Hearne (Texas) High School, 1967-1969;
teacher, Howell Junior High School, Victoria, 1969-1970;
instructor, The Victoria College, 1970-1994. Retired;
chair development writing The victoria College, 1990-1994.
Director Control Church of Christ Wedding Singers, victoria, 1985-1992. Lecturer on south Texas oral history and folklore. Member Modern Language Association, College Conference Teachers English, Southwest Regional Conference English, Texas Folklife Institute.
Married Gary Mac Underwood, August 23, 1959. Children: Gary Glenn, Joel Scott, Dale Lynn, David Cleve, Kristin Joyce.