Since 1984 Dimitre has written over 600 columns for various local newspapers.
She graduated from UCLA with a degree in education in 1951. She taught first grade for a while before having two sons and a daughter. Dimitre was presented with her first great-grandchild on March 30, 2012. The new baby’s mother is the oldest of Dimitre’s 7 grandchildren, who range in age from 27 to 3. Dimitre has always been interested in children’s issues.