Bachelor of Science cum laude, Texas Woman"s University, 1941. Graduate Ikenobo University, Tokyo, 1965-1966, Ikenobo Dojo, Kyoto, Japan, 1976, 77, 81, 83, 85, 87, 91.
Exhibited ikebana in one-woman shows including: Bon Marche, Tacoma, 1966, Seattle, 1967, 85, Gallery Kokoro, Seattle, 1972-1978. Exhibited in group shows including: Takashimaya Department Store, 1965,76, 77, 83, 85, Matsuzakaya Department Store, Tokyo, 1966, Ikenobo Center, Kyoto, 1966, 77, Seattle Art Museum, 1974-1980, Sangyo Kaikan, Kyoto, 1976, Burke Museum, U. Washington, annual Cherry Blossom Festival, Seattle, Bellevue Art Museum, 1984, 85, 87, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95. Demonstrations in field for various groups, including Greater Northwest Flower and Garden Show, Milwaukee Art en Fleurs, Japan Week in Bellevue.
Master of Ikebana of Ikenobo Ikebana Society, Kyoto.
President Bellevue Sister Cities Association 1985. Board directors Washington State Sister Cities Coordination.
Committee Named Distinguished Alumna class of 1941 Texas Woman"s University, 1991.
Master Ikebana Ikenobo Ikebana Society, Kyoto. President Bellevue Sister Cities Association, 1985. Board directors Washington State Sister Cities Coordinator Committee.
Master: Northwest Sakura Chapter Ikenobo Ikebana Society (president 1960-1991). Member: G.O. Philoptochos (Charitable) Society, Puget Sound Bonsai Association, Bonsai Clubs International.
Married John Swerda Swerda, July 7, 1941. Children: John Patrick James, Susan Ann Mary Swerda Foss, Margaret Rose Swerda Kownover.