Attended, U. Montana, Missoula, 1956-1959; attended, Eastern Montana College, Billings, 1964-1966; attended, Montana State University, Bozeman, 1971-1972.
Photo finisher, Sax & Fryer's, Livingston, Montana, 1950-1955; photo finisher, Oatis Photography, Phoenix, 1955-1956; production manager darkroom and printing, Big Timber (Montana) Pioneer Newspaper & Print Shop, 1974-1979; co-founder, Montana Celiac Society, Bozeman, 1995; resource chairman, Celiac Society American, Omaha, Nebraska, since 1991; editor Gluten-Free Friends Newsletter, Montana Celiac Society, Bozeman, since 1995. Administrator Montana Celiac Society, since 1995, resources public editor, since 1995.
Funding and donations coordinator Montana Celiac Society, Bozeman, since 1996.
Married Donald Robert Powell, May 7, 1960. Children: Tamala Jo, David Michael, Leslie Anne.