Bachelor in Education, Sam Houston University, 1958. Student, University Louisiana, Lafayette, 1995—1996.
Teacher, Sacred Heart Elementary, Conroe, Texas, 1959-1967; teacher, Conroe Sam Houston Elementary, 1967-1968; teacher, Houston Indiana School District Elementary, 1968-1969. Teacher, stuent of Ernest Gaines, author-in-residence University of Southern Louisiana, Lafayette, 1985-1987, instructor memoir writing classes, 1995-1996.
With Women's Army Corps, 1944-1945. Member Writers Guild.
Married Francis Xavier Barry, August 16, 1947. Children: Christopher, Kevin, Maureen, Robin, Shane, Kim.