Graduated from high school, Philadelphia.
Portrait artist, Old Sacramento, California, 1974-1977; portrait artist, Sacramento, 1977-1980; portrait artist, Folsom, California, 1980-1995; portrait artist, Carmichael, California, since 1995.
Board of directors Gateway House, Sacramento, 1965-1975, guild member 1975-1985, founder 1965. Member Pastel Society of West Coast (secretary 1986-1987), Society of Western Artists, California Arts League.
Married Robert E. Smith, January 5, 1942 (deceased 1992). Children: Prescott Lyon, Robert E., Samuel Thayer.