Bachelor of Science in Education, Missouri University, 1951. Master of Arts in Arts Education, Missouri University, 1971.
Art teacher Mexico (Missouri) Public Schools, 1952, Kunsmiller Junior High School, Denver, 1959. Art consultant grades K-6 City of St. Charles, Missouri, 1995. Member adjunct faculty art education Lindenwood College, St. Charles, 1972—1980, St. Charles County Community College, 1980—1985, 1987—1996.
Instructor various media St. Peters (Missouri) Cultural Arts Center, 2000—2004.
Member St. Charles County Arts Council. Co-founder Foxfire Memorial Garden, Boonesboro. Moderator Presbyterian Women St. Charles Presbyterian Church, 2002—2005.
Mediator St. Charles Presbyterian Church. Member National Art Educators Association, Missouri Art Educators Association (Art Consultant of Year 1995), Missouri State Teachers Association (local president, district president 1970-1973, legislation committee 1973-1975), Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) Sisterhood (president 1982-1984).
Married B. Dale Gilman, December 24, 1950. Children: John David, Sharron Ann, Mark Crawford.