Bachelor, Carleton College, 1957; Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1958; Certified, Church Divinity School Pacific, Berkeley, California, 1987.
Speech and language clinician Head Start, N.E. Missouri Comty. Action, 1979-1985, 88-90; chaplain, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, since 1990.
Board of directors League of Women Voters, Kirksville, Missouri, 1969-1990. Leader La Leche League, Kirksville, 1968-1980. Committee member Comty.
Betterment, Kirksville, 1980-1986.
Married Max Cogan, June 28, 1959 (deceased January 1988). Children: Charles, Deirdre, Elin, Dana, Tasha, Caitlin.