Student, College Sequoias, since 1952.
Accountant, office manager Delta Mosquito Abatement District, Visalia, California, 1951—1956. Office manager Hathaway Nursery, 1956—1958, Anchor of California, Fresno, 1958—1962. Personnel studio craft artist, 1962—1968, since 1975.
Administrative assistant Yosemite National Park, California, 1968—1972, Merced College, 1972—1975.
Volunteer member Area 4 Neighborhood Council, Fresno, since 1979. Christmas Seal sale chairman Tulare Kings Counties Tuberculosis Association, 1956—1957, secretary-treasurer, 1954—1958. Vice president Fresno County Epilepsy Society, 1965—1968.
Member docent council McHenry Mansion Foundation, 1983—1986. Active Camp Fire Girls, Reseda, California, Van Nuys and North Hollywood Girl Scouts, Visalia and El Portal 4-H Clubs. Member of National Museum Women Arts (charter), Yosemite Natural History Association, Benicia Community Arts.
San Joaquin Valley Town Hall (California), Turlock Regional Arts Council (California), Modesto Symphony Association, Central California Art League, American Craftsmans Council New York, Visalia Business and Professional Women (radio television chairman 1956-1958), California Congress Parents and Teachers (life), Progressive Woman's Club, Modesto Woman's Club, California Federation Women's Clubs (art chairman 1965-1967).
Married William O'Neal McNitt, June 30, 1934. Children: Nela Dunaway, Nancy Knoll.