Minnesota-born woman most famous for being the former wife of actor
She grew up on a farm and later moved to Hollywood, where she met Hudson while working as the secretary for the actor's agent.
She became a successful interior decorator following her divorce from Hudson in 1958.
She had a sister named Marvis Ketelsen and a brother named Russell Gates.
Her marriage was depicted in the 1990 television movie Rock Hudson, where she was portrayed by actress Daphne Ashbrook.