I was born and grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I attended Jefferson grade school, Hawthorne Jr. High and Wauwatosa High school. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science and Nutrition from Colorado State University in 1962. I went back in the 1970's and earned a teaching certificate in Family and Consumer Science. I married Bob Manville, a Colorado Rancher, in 1959. We have 4 children. 10 grand children and 3 great grandchildren.