Associate of Arts, North Park University, Chicago, 1946. Student, Northwestern University, 1947—1960. Bachelor of Science in Education, Northwestern University, 1948.
Teacher grades 3-8 Chicago Board Education, 1948—1953, educator history and English, 1965—1984. Legal secretary trust department Chicago Title and Trust Company, 1956—1961. Secretary to treasurer (Ovaltine) Wander Company, 1961—1963.
Secretary to manager of environmental department American Medical Association, 1963—1965.
President Glen Oak Acres Garden Club, Glenview, 1967—1998, Glenview Women's Club, 1996—1997, United Gardeners of Glenview, 1997—1999. Vice president Glenview Methodist Church Women's Club, 1995—1996. Member of Philanthropic and Educational Organization of Wilmette (former historian), Glenview Art League, Morton Grove Women's Club, Alpha Delta Kappa (secretary, ways and means committee).
Married Stanley Bernhard Jansen. 1 child James Stanley.