Born to a family with few financial resources in a little oil field town named Luling, Texas near the end of the depression and the beginning of World War II.
As a youngster, she had a very ill Mother and a hard working Dad who taught her Love, Kindness for others and the will to help and work hard to find life’s dream. She was raised in a Christian home and was taught that loving one God and family was the most important thing. Life’s hard knocks was only a challenge…..not a problem.
This girl soon became a young woman, growing up fast – going to college and entering the business world.
In her early career, she worked in advertising and marketing. The experience she had in purchasing her first home led to her getting a Real Estate license in 1973. She enjoyed helping buyers and sellers and got her Broker’s license in 1977 and formed her own company. Wanting to better understand “all the workings of a contract” she also worked for a Title and Mortgage company.
She became an active participant in her local board, chairing and serving on numerous committees, including being a director.
In 1983 she joined the local WCR and was the Local Chapter President in 1987. She served on and chaired numerous committees on the State WCR, and became State President in 1993. She continues to be actively involved.
On the National WCR, she was a Governor in 1989 and a Regional Vice-President in 1996. She also served as a member of and chaired various committees.
She is involved with the Texas Association of REALTORS, having served as a TAR Director, Chairman of Political Affairs, a trustee for Political Affairs, Regional Vice-President for Region 7, and again chairing and serving on various committees.
For the National Association of REALTORS, she was a Director and Federal District Coordinator (FDC) and a member of various committees.
Past recipient of her local WCR Chapter Member of the Year, Local Chapter Affiliate of the Year, State Chapter Member of the Year, and Omega Tau Rho.
She feels very strongly about “giving back” by volunteering and being involved in the community. To name a few:
- Councilman – 6 years
- Mayor of a small municipality
- Member Burnet County Hospital Authority Board
- Chairman of Seton Highland Lakes Advisory Committee
- Member Highland Lakes Health Fund
- Member of a Local VFD/EMS
- Visiting with patients for the American Cancer Society
- Visiting with patients for Cancer Connection
In 2000, she was diagnosed with a disease called Pulmonary Hypertension (PH), which at that time affected one in 1, 000, 000 people. We always knew she was unique. Some patients take this diagnosis as a “death sentence” but this patient, with the love of her adopted family, church family and WCR family found peace in herself and her true mission was in front of her—to help others.
She currently is assisting the State and Local Chapters for the betterment of WCR by hosting retreats and counseling with chapters.