She was born and raised in Cirencester, England. After finishing grammar school she attended art school until joining the Women’s Royal Air Force in 1946.
After two years service she attended The Bath Academy of Art and graduated in art and modern dance. She taught modern dance for several years before meeting and marrying her husband Richard Heenan.
They were married in London and were given a reception by the London University golf team. Soon after their wedding they left England and went to Trinidad where they spent seven happy years.
They came to the U.S. via Canada in 1960. They lived in Washington State for two years before moving to Kentucky for awhile and then to Atlanta, Georgia. They lived there until 1988 when they retired and moved to Sapphire Valley.
She and her husband traveled to many places in the world including the USA, Asia, Africa, Europe, South America, the Arctic and the Antarctic. They particularly loved seeing the animals in Kenya and Tanzania.
She leaves behind her loving husband, a sister, a nephew, a niece and many friends.