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