Bachelor, Texas Western University, 1964. Postgraduate, University Alabama, Huntsville, since 1993. Postgraduate, University California, Irvine, 1985.
Master of Arts in English, University Alabama, 1997.
Educator University Texas, El Paso, 1964-1966. Instructor Hardin Simmons University, Abilene, Texas, 1966-1967. Teacher El Paso Public Schools, 1968—1970, 1974—1979.
English instructor Los Angeles Unified School District, 1979-1987. Instructor English and social studies Huntsville (Alabama) City Schools, 1988—2003. Retired, 2003
Training supervisor vols.
Army Community Service, Fort Bliss, Texas, 1971—1973, assistant supervisor, Texas, 1973—1974.
Aerospace education officer Civil Air Patrol, 1987, deputy Commander, testing public affairs officer. Member Huntsville Composite. Volunteer American Red Cross.
Director public affairs Alabama Wing. Civil. Air Patrol, since 2004. Volunteer American Red Cross.
Member of Daughters of the American Revolution, National Information Officers Association, Huntsville Gem and Mineral Society (recording secretary 1988-1989, president 1990-1992), California Society Mayflower Descendants, Kappa Delta Epsilon.
Married Eugene Louis Mitcham, III, April 20, 1968. Children: Shirley Dianne, Steven Craig.