AB, University of Michigan, 1936.
Research assistant California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, 1950—1961. Bilingual editor, research assistant Astronomical Observatory Merate-Milan and Trieste, Italy, 1960—1970. Research assistant Lunar-Planetary Laboratory, editor space science series University Arizona, Tucson, 1970—1996.
Married Ralph Vernon Matthews, September 25, 1937. Children:: June Lorrain, Bruce Shapley, Melvin Lloyd, Martha Alys.