Diane Shock Rivers

Nov 22, 1948 - Feb 05, 2010

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Diane Shock Rivers

Nov 22, 1948 - Feb 05, 2010

Place of birth

Conway, Arkansas


Two degrees in Special Education at the University of Central Arkansas, B.S.E. 1971 and M.S.E. 1972; Ed.D. in Special Education at the University of Arkansas in 1986

Professional achievements

First U.S. educator to mainstream a deaf student; founded Quality Educational Systems, Inc. to help underperforming public schools improve student achievement; appointed to the National Commission on Libraries and Information Systems from 2005-2009 by President George W. Bush

Personal interests

Avid reader, accomplished pianist, enjoyed painting and playing tennis


Survived by husband, son, daughter, five grandchildren, and a brother; preceded in death by parents and a brother


Devoted to her relationship with God and developed a Bible study course entitled Heart Talk for the women’s ministry


Gave generously to strangers, charities, family, and friends

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Family requests that memorial gifts be made to Double Oak Community Church for Double Oak Community School or to CaringBridge

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Born on November 22, 1948

Conway, Arkansas

Passed away on February 05, 2010

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