Student, Southern Methodist U., 1942-1943; student, Purdue University, 1943-1944; postgraduate, Arizona State University, 1977.
Various positions Radio Corporation of America, cadette, 1943—1944, member Hollywood, 1945. Medical writer Modern Medicine Magazine, Minneapolis, 1969-1971. Editorial assistant, writer The American Philatelist, 1975-1977.
Administrative assistant in ethnomusicology Arizona State University. Instructor water media Pima Community College, Green Valley, Arizona, 1993, 95, Green Valley Recreation Association, 1995, 96. Private instructor, 1993-1997.
Active Red Cross Organization. Member American Red Cross (signature member), National League of America Pen Women (president, charter member Sonoran Desert Branch, 1995), National Acrylic Painters Association (signature member) Southern Arizona Water Color Guild (signature member), Daughters of the American Revolution, Kappa Alpha Theta (board directors), Tubac Center Arts (signature member).
Married Robert Kerr Duke, August 21, 1945 (divorced July 1968). Children: Sandra Toppin Hodge, Gregory Hamilton Kerr Duke.