Her father, Bill Freyse, drew the comic panel "Our Boarding House" in the 1950s and 1960s.
In July 2007 she was a guest at the Western Film Fair in Charlotte, NC, along with Jacqueline Scott, Betty Lynn, Lana Wood, Joyce Meadows, Rick Lenz, Brett Halsey and Robert Dix.
First met current husband Roger Brunelle in the 1960's when he repaired her Corvette. They married years later after their previous marriages had ended.
She was Miss Arizona 1957 in the 1958 Miss America Pageant (won by Colorado's Marilyn Van Derbur). She was a Swimsuit Preliminary Award winner and also was a top 10 semi-finalist.