Graduated from high school, Coachella, California.
Advertising/commercial artist Kelly Foods, Procter & Gamble, Rosenbloom's Fashion Store, The Jackson Sun, Jackson, Tennessee, 1948—1966. Art teacher, 1966—1972, Jackson State College, 1972—2003. Judge local, state, and national art shows.
Member of Women in Arts (charter member, founder), Memphis and German Town Art League, Jackson Art Association (co-founder), National Pen Women (national board directors 1982-1996, national art chairman 1994-1996), National League American Pen Women (state president), Zeta Tau Alpha (national life member, featured cover national magazine).
Married Robert Manley Dennison, January 27, 1946. Children: Laura Denise, Robert Glenn, Manley Brent.