Bachelor cum laude, Pacific Lutheran University, 1978. MAH, Pacific Lutheran University, 1980.
Experiential learning assistant and instructor Fort Steilacoom Community College, Tacoma, 1978-1980. Teacher City University, 1982. Community editor Lakewood Press, 1983-1986.
Creative writing instructor Clover Park Vo-Tech School, since 1988. Swimming instructor, 1943-1957.
Volunteer Girl Scouts, 1951-1967, Washington State Crime Prevention, 1988-1989, Srs. Against Crime, Tacoma, 1987-1989, Olympia (Washington) Symphony Orchestra, 1989, various political campaigns, Tacoma, 1969-1988. Member American Association of University Women, United Singles Bridge Club, Phi Theta Kappa.
Married John A. Saffell, December 25, 1942 (wid. 1983); children: Sandra, John Brian, Leslie.