Bachelor magna cum laude, Washington State University, 1946.
Executive director Potomac Council Camp Fire, Washington, 1964-1968, Fort Collins (Colorado) United Way, 1969-1973, Designing Tomorrow Today, Fort Collins, 1973-1974, Poudre Valley Community Education Association, Fort Collins, 1977-1978. President Valeria M. Ogden, Inc., Kensington, Maryland, 1978-1981. National field consultant Camp Fire, Inc., Kansas City, Missouri, 1980-1981.
Executive director National Capital Area Young Women’s Christian Association, Washington, 1981-1984, Clark County Young Women’s Christian Association, Vancouver, Washington, 1985-1989. Private practice management consultant, since 1989. Member Washington House of Representatives, 1990—2002, speaker pro tempore, 1999—2002.
Member adjunct faculty public administration program Lewis and Clark College, Portland (Oregon) State University, 1979-1994. Member Private Industry Council, Vancouver, 1986-1995. Member regional Services Network Board Mental Health, 1993-1903.
Member Washington State Council Volunteer Action, Olympia, 1986—1990. County vice-chair Larimer County Democrats, Fort Collins, 1974—1975. Speaker pro tempore Washington House of Representatives, 1999—2002.
Representative Governor Chris Gregoire Southwest Washington, 2005. Member precinct committee Clark County Democrats, Vancouver, 1986—1988. Treasurer Mortar Board National Foundation, 1987—1996.
Board directors Clark County Council for Homeless, 1989—2004, chairman, 1994. Board directors Washington Wild Life and Recreation Coalition, 1995—2002, Human Services Council, 1996—2002, Washington State History Society, 1996—2006, State Legislation Leaders Foundation, 2001—2002, Columbia Springs Environmental Education Center Foundation, 2003—2006, Clark County Skill Center Foundation, 2003—2006. Emeritus member; chair Southwest Washington Child Care Consortium, since 2003.
Chair arts and tourism committee National Conference State Legislation, 1996—1997. Chair Affordable Community Environments, 1998—2009, Washington State Interagy. Committee for Outdoor Recreation, 2003—2009, Washington State Historic Preservation Fund, 2003—2006, Southwest Washington Center for the Arts, 2003.
President National Order of Women Legislators, 1999—2001. Member executive committee National Conference State Legislation, 2000—2002. Member advisory board Washington State University, Vancouver, since 2002.
Member American Association of University Women, International Association Volunteer Administrators (president Boulder 1989-1990), National Association Young Women’s Christian Association Executive Directors (national board nominating committee 1988-1990), Science and Society Association (board directors 1993-1997), Women in Action, Philanthropic and Educational Organization, Soroptimists, Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Daniel Miller Ogden Junior, December 28, 1946. Children: Janeth Lee Ogden Martin, Patricia Jo Ogden Hunter, Daniel Munson Ogden.