Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education, University Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, 1961. Postgraduate, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1963. Postgraduate, Gonzaga University, Florence, Italy, 1966.
Postgraduate, Art Institute Chicago, 1968. Diploma (honorary), Accademia Universale Alessandro Magno, Prato, Italy, 1983.
Teacher art Edgewood Junior High School, Highland Park, Illinois, 1961-1962, Emerson School Junior High School, Oak Park, 1962-1977. Batik artist California, since 1977. Illustrator Jolly Robin Publication Company, Anaheim, 1988—2001, Assistance League of Anaheim, since 2000.
Supervisor student teachers, Oak Park, 1970-1975. Adult education teacher English as Second Language, ceramics, Medinah, Illinois, 1974. Member curriculum action group on human dignity, Equal Employment Opportunity workshop demonstration, Oak Park, 1975-1976.
Guest lecturer Muckenthaler Center, Fullerton, California, 1980, 92, Niguel Art Group, Dana Point, California, 1989, Carlsbad A.A., 1990, Art League, Oceanside Art Group, 1992. Second vice president Anaheim Hills Women's Club, 1990-1991, recording secretary 1991-1992. Fabric designer for fashion designer Barbara Jax, 1987.
Illustrator Assistance League Anaheim (California), since 2000, American Speech and Hearing Association Publications, 2008. Muralist Lincoln School Illinois, 2002-2003.
Active Assistance League, Anaheim, California, since 1992, Second vice president ways and means committee, 1995—1996, 1997—1998, Second vice president ways and means, 2004—2005, 2005—2006, historian, 2002—2010, Anaheim Arts Council, since 2002, since 2004. Chairwoman Arturo Toscanini Guild Orange County Performing Arts Center, 2006—2009. Member American Association of University Women (hospitality chairman 1984-1985), Society Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Assistance League Anaheim, Orange Art Association (jury chairman 1980).
Married John Nelipovich Junior, August 19, 1973.