Bachelor of Science in Education with honors, Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors, Temple University, 1946; Master of Fine Arts, Temple University, 1947.
Adjunct professor Presbyterian School Christian Education, Richmond, 1967-1970, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, 1987-1988, Virginia State University, Petersburg, Virginia, 1988-1989. Artist in residence Henrico Public Schools, Highland Springs, Virginia, 1985-1988.
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Elder Presbyterian Church. Member Richmond Artists Association (president 1966).
Married John Edward Ensign, September 13, 1947. Children: Jacqueline, Martha, Stephen, Josephine.