Born to Acle Floyd Collison and Elinor May (Pochardt) Rikerd in Prineville, OR.
Earns an Associate’s degree in nursing from Amarillo College in Amarillo, TX.
Becomes a registered nurse.
Is the director of nursing at the Good Samaritan Society in Kelliher, MN.
Conducts coursework in nursing at Bemidji State University in Minnesota.
Is a staff nurse with the U.S. Public Health Service Redlake Hospital in Minnesota until 2003.
Becomes the owner of Woodland Haven (Adult Assisted Living) and continues in the role.
Publishes “Fresh Tracks.”
Commences her retirement from the Indian Health Service.
Opens business for foot care, “#1 Footmobile” and continues to practice as an RN.
Publishes “A Piece of Me.”
Continues to enjoy her hobbies of art, embroidery, writing and playing with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.