Student, Mount Holyoke College, 1946—1949. Bachelor, Wellesley College, 1973. Master of Education, Boston College, 1975.
Director conferences and in-service training, Chairman of the Board, Massachusetts Association for Children with Learning Disabilities, Waltham and Framingham, 1969-1975; chairman core education teams, consultant to special programs, grant writer, Needham (Massachusetts) Public Schools, 1974-1979; president, feature writer, South Dakot Associations, Inc., Wellesley, Massachusetts, 1980-1981; director public relations, women's career conference, Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, 1982; retired. Member program evaluation team Massachusetts Department Education, Quincy, 1978.
Board of directors, chair community relations Lincoln Child Center, Oakland, California, 1983-1985. Docent California History Society, San Francisco, 1982-1987. Board directors, fund raiser Hospice of Palm Beach County South, Palm Beach, Florida, 1993-1997.
Board directors La Coqueille Villas, Inc., Manalapan, Florida, 1994-1998. Member International Society Poets (distinguished member), Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Kenneth E. Brown, June 17, 1949 (divorced). Children: Christopher M. Brown, Jennifer Progodich, Michael H. Brown, Jeffrey D. Brown. Married Arnold J. Midwood, Junior, July 2, 1980 (deceased).
Married Harvey F. Phipard, January 14, 1998 (deceased).