Bachelor of Science in Education summa cum laude, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas, 1965. Master of Arts in Communications, University Texas, 1969.
Freelance writer various publications, 1946-1956. Associate editor, newspaper Canacao Clipper, Philippines, 1956-1958. Director Region One Texas Fine Arts Association, Austin, 1962-1963.
Curricular consultant University Texas Curricular Conference, 1966. Secretary Texas Foreign Languages Association, 1967. Publicity director Burnet (Texas) Creative Arts, from 1983.
Freelance portrait artist, Liberty Hill, Texas. Owner Gallery Zinna Portrait Studio, Liberty Hill, Texas, since 1978. Artist registry Hill Country Arts Foundation, Ingram, Texas, since 1984.
Art columnist two newspapers Burnet, since 1983.
Active Hill Country Arts Foundation, since 1978, Burnet Creative Arts, since 1980, Hill Country Council of Arts, since 1986. Member National Museum Women in Arts (charter member), National Portrait Institute, Alpha Chi, Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Nathan E. Curry (divorced 1959). Married Samuel Therrel Vance, December 2, 1960. Children: Barry, Scott Hart.