Bachelor of Arts California, Berkeley, 1950. Master of Arts, University California, Berkeley, 1952. Specialist certified in gerontology, Wayne State University, 1977.
Doctor of Philosophy, Wayne State University, 1987.
Instructor Oakland County Community College, Farmington, Michigan, 1971, Mercy College, Detroit, 1972, Macomb County Community College, Warren, Michigan, 1974-1975, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1972-1977, 79-80, program coordinator oral history William Polk Reuther Library., 1978. Consultant oral historian Michigan Department Natural Resources, Lansing, 1978. President Share Your Memories, Birmingham, Michigan, since 1988.
Visiting lecturer University Windsor, Ontario, Canada, 1981, Shenyang Polytechnic University, China, 1987, United Nations Educational English Language Project, Ptock, Poland, 1988. Consultant early childhood education Wayne State University, 1986, Center for Advancement Family, Birmingham, 1990-1993. Evaluator oral history Oral History Association, midwest states, 1977-1979.
Chairman recreation Midtown Community Action Council, Detroit, 1960-1963. Founding member Birmingham Senior Citizen Council, since 1977. Committee member on civil rights, human rights Open Hearts, Open Housing, 1967-1975.
Member volunteer council Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall. Member American Association of University Women, Oral History Association, Michigan Oral History Association (founding president 1979-1980), Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Daus of British Empire (Earl of Scarborough chapter vice regent 1991-1993).
Married Arnold R. Pilling, June 30, 1956 (div. 1981); children: Laurie Asmus, Leslie, David, Daniel. Married Robert J. Halbeisen, January 6, 1990.
Stepchildren: Johanna, Eric and Margaret Halbeisen.