Bachelor with honors, San Jose State University, 1961.
Summer playground director Recreation Department, Redwood City, California, 1956-1961. 1st grade teacher Redwood City (California) Elementary School District, 1961-1963. Kindergarten teacher Ukiah (California) Unified School District, 1963-1967.
Associate teacher kindergarten San Carlos (California) Elementary School District, 1976-1981. Department store shopper Macy's, San Francisco, 1975-1982. Assistant history research, since 2000.
Active White Oaks Parent-Teachers Association, San Carlos, 1973-1981, newsletter editor, 1978-1981. Leader Girl Scouts United States of America, San Carlos, 1978-1981. Board directors Sequoia High School Educational Foundation, co-chairman, 2002-2005, secretary, 2005-2008.
Board directors San Mateo County History Resources Advisory Board, since 2000, chair, since 2009. Sunday school director St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Redwood City, 1973-1978. Member San Mateo County Sesquicentennial Committee, 2005-2006.
Member of American Association of University Women (president Willits branch 1966-1967, San Carlos branch newsletter editor 1972-1974, chairman historic preservation section since 1979, editor historic tour booklet 1981, editor historic resources booklet 1989, co-president San Carlos branch 2002-2004, director-at-large 2004-2006, parliamentarian since 2004, Gift honoree 1976), Friends of San Carlos Library. and Redwood City Library. and various conservation groups, Historic Union Cemetery Association, Redwood City Library. Archives Association, National Trust for Historic Preservation, California Preservation Foundation, San Mateo County History Association, SeriPrinters (serigrapher since 1986), San Carlos Heritage Association (founder and director since 1995), Sequoia High School Alumni Association (founding secretary and membership Chairman since 1985, centennial coordinator 1992-1995, president 1996-1998, secretary since 2002, newsletter editor since 2003, Unsung Hero award 1998, Purple Patriot award 2010), International Order Rainbow Girls (grand officer California 1957-1958, mother advisor Redwood City 1987-1989, quilt committee since 1989).
Married Douglas C. Oliver, 1963. Children: Charles, Elaine.