AB, Washburn University, 1914. HHD, Friends University, Wichita, 1966. HHD, Wilson College, 1967.
HHD, Oklahoma Christian College, 1970.
Teacher English Augusta High School, Kansas, 1914—1916. Chairman board, director Garvey, Inc., Wichita, since 1959, Garvey Center, Inc., since 1966, Socially Responsible Investment Inc., Wichita, since 1980. President, trustee Garvey Foundation, Garvey Family Foundation.
Trustee Garvey Charitable Trusts.
Member of American Association of University Women, Wichita Art Association, Jamestown Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, National Society Colonial Dames America, Philanthropic and Educational Organization, Kansas Authors Club (district president), National League American Pen Women (state president 1952, 1964), Nonoso, Wichita Metropolitan Council, International Institute Education (honorary), University Alumni and Faculty Club, Twentieth Century Club, Phi Kappa Phi, Delta Gamma.
Married Ray Hugh Garvey, July 8, 1916 (deceased June 1959). Children: Willard White, James Sutherland, Ruth Garvey Fink, Olivia Garvey Lincoln.