Bachelor of Arts Kansas, Lawrence, 1941. Bachelor of Science, University Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 1943.
Clerk circulation department, Kansas City Public Library, 1941-1942; assistant librarian Paseo branch, Kansas City Public Library, 1943-1944; librarian, Kansas City Junior College, 1944-1946; substitute librarian, San Mateo County Library, Woodside amd Portola Valley, California, 1975-1977; various temporary positions, 1979-1987; owner, Metriguide, Palo Alto, California, 1975-1978.
President, vice president Junior Librarians, Kansas City, 1944-1946. Courtesy, yearbook & historian American Association of University Women, Menlo- Atherton branch (California) Branch. Assistant Sunday school teacher, volunteer Holy Trinity Church, Menlo Park, 1955-1978.
Vice president, membership committee, library chairperson, English reading program, parent education chairperson Menlo Atherton High School Parent-Teachers Association, 1964-1973. Founder, board directors Friends of Atherton Community Library, 1967-2002, oral historian, 1968-2002, chair Bicentennial event, 1976. Board directors Menlo Park History Association, 1979-1982, oral historian, 1973-2002.
Board directors Civic Interest League, Atherton, 1978-1981. Member history county commission Town of Atherton, 1980-1987. Volunteer Palo Alto Auxiliary serving Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, since 1967, oral historian, 1978—2008, historian, 1980—2010.
Volunteer United Crusade, Garfield School, Redwood City, 1957-1961, 74-88, Encinal School, Menlo Park, California, 1961-1973, program director, chairman summer recreation, historian, secretary. Volunteer Stanford Mothers Club, 1977-1981, others. Historian, awards chairperson Cub Scouts Boy Scouts American.
Founder Atherton Heritage Association 1989, board directors, 1989-2004, director, 1989-1994. Member Guild Gourmet, since 1971, Mid Peninsula History Consortium, 1993-1995. Oral historian St. Andrew's Church, Saratoga, California, 2003-2006.
Volunteer Los Gatos Meadows, 2004, California. Member Parent-Teachers Association (life).
Married Walter Nelson Bush, June 7, 1946 (deceased). Children: William Read, Robert Nelson.