After perfecting oil painting at The Art Institute of Chicago she became a pioneer for women during the 50's and 60's (only 1% had higher education), she received a BS, Univ. Wisconsin and a MS, Univ. of Oregon. She was a Canby school board member, on the American Field Service committee, the Lions Auxiliary board and headed High School's art department 16 years --- teaching painting, sculpture, stained glass, set design. In 68' Robert F. Kennedy's campaign stopped in Canby, where she too was involved. The same year she was honored as Young Woman of America by the Outstanding Americans Foundation. Then as schools Vice Principal for 15 years was the visionary and key driving force behind the city's 800-seat Richard E Brown, Fine Arts Center (93'). First Lady Nancy Reagan recognized her many contributions. During retirement she served on Univ of Wisconsin Board of Directors. She was a nature lover, traveler, gardener, artist, fisherwoman, boater and 50 years singer/designer for Sweet Adeline's Pride of Portland and she was part of a group that sang at Carnegie Hall. Her art was displayed/sold aside Salvador Dali at Lawrence Gallery. Known for her style, creativity, wit, she will be deeply missed. She is preceded in death by husband Arthur, and daughter Karen and survived by daughters Lyn and Nancy, son David, son-in-law Neil, daughter-in-law Carol, five grandchildren and companion Bob. Celebration of life art exhibit, Willamette Valley Country Club, June 25, 2021 at 11 a.m. RSVP text to (503) 266-3219.