Born in Vienna, Austria in 1919, she was the lifelong collaborator of her late husband Herbert Guenther, whom she had married in 1944. She had received her doctorate in Comparative Philology at the University of Vienna. Latin, ancient Greek, German, French, Tibetan, Hindi and Sanskrit were some of the languages she knew fluently. The family spent many years in Lucknow and Benares, India, crossing the Rotang Pass to spend the summers at Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayas. After 1965 she taught as lecturer at the University of Saskatchewan. During these years, she was also involved in a special project in translating personal letters of Erasmus of Rotterdam. Having studied piano and voice at the Music Academy in Vienna, she completed these studies, receiving the Licentiate of Trinity College of Music, London, for piano performance. She was also the accompanist for the Saskatoon German choir and taught piano for many students.
Working together with her husband, editing his books, she gained special insight into the Tibetan Buddhist philosophy. This enabled her to translate many of his books into German. Her last major project was the translation “thig-le – Höchste Einfachheit als dynamische Vielfalt” (http://www.buddhistischer-studienverlag.de/shop/index.html?main.htm) which was published in 2018, months before her death.