Born to Ben and Hazel Ray in Shreveport, LA.
Graduates from Christian County High School in Hopkinsville, KY.
Becomes a member of the Marching Governettes, remaining until 1962.
Earns a Bachelor of Science in French, English, health and physical education from Austin Peay State University.
Teaches pre-K through 12th grade education with the Christian County Board of Education in Kentucky until 2008.
Achieves a Master of Arts in education from Austin Peay State University.
Obtains a Master of Education in education specialist from Austin Peay State University.
Is awarded more than $20,000 for not missing many days of teaching school.
Maintains membership with the Christian County Retired Teachers Association and KENEA.
Continues to enjoy reading, walking and spending time with her family.