Bachelor of Science in Commerce, International College, 1955. Postgraduate, Pima Community College, 1978—1980.
Secretary to vice president trust department Lincoln National Bank, Fort Wayne, 1955—1957. Secretary to president administration department International College, 1957—1960. Director, secretary Lightning Homes, Inc., Homebuilders and Developers, 1960—1963.
Secretary to vice president, finance department, officer manager fleet maintenance department North America Van Lines, Inc., 1963—1971. Assistant marketing director ITT Electro-Optical Products, 1972—1976. Assistant vice president Empire West Builders, Inc., Tucson, 1977—1980.
Staff construction management Akins Company, 1981—1982. Construction manager Architectural Division, City of Tucson, 1982—1985. President Construction Techniques, Inc., since 1985.
Block grants advisor Tucson Community Development Commission, since 1983. Member of National Association Women Construction (past president, Appreciation certified 1978), Cholla Business and Professional Women (past chapter president, Woman of Year 1986).
Married Kelly W. Childress, August 24, 1973. Children: Patricia, William, Jeffrey.