Yekaterina Dmitrievna was born in the village of Pashtory of Beryozovsky District of Tyumen Oblast in the large family of a fisherman and a hunter. She graduated from the primary school in the village of Polnovat. She worked at various jobs in the collective farm and in forestry. With her family, she moved to live in the village of Pashtory. In 1950, under the program of training of indigenous personnel Yekaterina Dmitrievna was sent to Khanty-Mansiysk for salesmen's courses. She worked until retirement in her village. Folklore texts recorded from Yekaterina Dmitrievna were published in the Okrug national newspaper "Khanty Yasang" and were broadcast on the Okrug national radio.