Dianne was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 10 and lost her sight at age 21. Afterward, she earned two master’s degrees and worked for 30 years as director of the Learning Disability Program at University of Idaho. She served on both the Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired and on DAC NW boards.

Dianne said her father used to tell her, “Live every day as if it were your last. And , at the same time, live every day as though you would live to be 100.” She passed away at the age of 74.