Bachelor, Mills College. Bachelor of Music, Mills College, 1937. Student, Robert Casadesus, 1939.
Member 2-piano team Morley & Gearhart, 1940—1953. Owner Interior Design Associates, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, 1962—1968. Creative costume designer Fred Waring's Pennsylvania, 1969—1983, assistant conductor and mistress ceremonies, 1980—1983.
Chairman board Fred Waring Enterprises, Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania, president, owner, 1983—1990, Shawnee Press, Inc., 1991. Artistic director Fred Waring United States Chorus, Pennsylvania State University, 1985—1991.
Founding board directors Pocono Arts Center, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, 1965—1975, Child Help United States of America, since 1965. Board directors Palm Valley School, Palm Springs, California, 1967—1969, College Desert Foundation, since 1990. President board trustees Joanna Hodges Piano Competition, Palm Desert, California, 1983—1985.
Member of American Society of Composers, Church Music Publications Association, Music Publications, American Society Interior Designers.
Married Livingston Hawley Gearhart, February 28, 1940 (divorced 1953). 1 child Paul Alexander. Married Frederic Malcolm Waring, December 2, 1954.
1 child Malcolm Merritt.