Bachelor of Science, Montclair State College, 1928; Bachelor in Art, Rutgers University, 1933; Master of Arts, Paterson State University, 1951; postgraduate, Fairleigh Dickinson U., 1958; postgraduate, Willimantie State University, 1962.
Art teacher, Riveredge (New Jersey) Schools, 1928-1942;
art supervisor, Oradell (New Jersey) Schools, 1942-1957;
art coordinator, Emerson (New Jersey) Schools, 1957-1970;
art consultant, workshop demonstrator, Beniss-Jason Corporation, Palo Alto, California, since 1961. Art consultant 3M Company, Minnesota, 1955-1960, Shorewood Publs., New Jersey, 1959-1962. Instructor art Westwood (New Jersey) Senior House, since 1982, acrylics Jewish Rehabilitation Center, River Vale, since 1986.
Art workshop demonstrator various locations.
Volunteer English as 2d Language, Westwood, since 1980. Trustee LVA committee Westwood Library, since 1980. Member Literacy Volunteers of America.
Member New Jersey Art Educators Association (Silver Achievement award 1985), National Art Education Association (Dedication to Art plaque 1978), Pascack Art Association (president 1980-1982, chairman program since 1987), Sun Dial Garden Club (arrangement chairman since 1986), Delta Kappa Gamma (president 1978-1980, state chaplain 1980-1982).
Married Herbert C. Ray(deceased). Children: Donna Merle Ray Ward, Linda Ann Ray Hopkins, Richard (deceased).