My hometown was Rahway, New Jersey. I am a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, where I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education. I am also a graduate of the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising in New York City, New York. I married Harold “Tub” Maxson on November 8, 1969. With military and corporate moves, we lived in six states. Our family includes two daughters, four granddaughters and one kind and fun-loving son-in-law whose friendship Tub valued immensely. Lucky for us, our family has always lived close by. I share my home with four dogs, Miniature Schnauzers. Their antics make me happy every day.