Bachelor of Science in Home Economics, U. Louisville, 1951. Master of Science, University of Tennessee, 1967. Postgraduate University of Alabama, Samford University, David LipscombColl., Arrowmont School Arts and Crafts, University of Tennessee (Nashville).
Art therapist, teacher behavior modification Nashville Evaluation Center,1968-1969. Home economist utilities, 1954-1956, 63-64. Dietitian Nashville General and Kentucky Baptist hospitals, 1951-1952, 57-59.
Regular participant in craft feature Noon Show, television, 1978.
Author, artist, Franklin, Tennessee, 1969. Activities director Belmont Plaza Retirement Center, 1980-1981.
Nutritionist Tennessee Department Health and Environmental, 1983-1985, educational consultant, 1985-1995;advisory board Tennessee Committee Arts for Handicapped, 1985. Weaving exhibited Tennessee State Museum Archives.
Premier exhibitor Middle Tennessee Committee Women in the Arts, 1991.
One-woman show Botanic Hall Cheekwood Botanical and Fine Art Center, Nashville, 1992. Charter member Williamson County Heart Association. Advisory board Tennessee Committee Arts for Handicapped.
Active Nashville Nutrition Council.
Past chair board directors Very Special Arts Tennessee, chair, 1990-1991. Leader HEAR Group.
Every person was created for a purpose, and God has a plan and will for every individual.
Member Nashville Artist Guild (past president, director), Tennessee Artist Craftsmen Association, Nashville Home Economics Association, Tennessee Association Craft Artists, National Museum Women in Arts, U. Louisville Middle Tennessee Alumni Association (treasurer), Grossmere Museum Women in Arts, National Nature Conservancy, Tennessee Nature Conservancy, Williamson County Arts Council. Clubs: Cheekwood Fine Arts Center.
Married A. Crawford Howell, March 18, 1949. 1 child, Cynthia Ann Howell Saunders.