Mrs. Wallace is from central California. Her husband was a career Naval officer, and she followed his career around the globe. She found time to volunteer for community organizations, school activities, and the Navy Relief Organization assisting families in need. When her husband retired 30 years ago, the Wallaces moved to Capitola, California. She went to work for the local junior high school. Following her retirement in 1998, Mrs. Wallace was elected Trustee for the Soquel Union Elementary School District and now serves as President.