Douglas M. Bivens Jr., 82

OCT. 13, 1929-JULY 26, 2012

July 31, 2012
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Douglas Maxwell "Doug" Bivens Jr., 82, of Huntingtown, Md., passed away Thursday, July 26, 2012, at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick, Md.

Born Oct. 13, 1929, in Elkton, Md., he was the son of Douglas M. Bivens Sr. and Luella (Dowell) Bivens.

Doug was raised in Hancock, Md., attended public schools and graduated from Hagerstown High School. He attended Western Maryland College in Westminster, Md., and earned his Ph.D. in education from the University of Maryland, College Park.

He was a schoolteacher in Hancock and Hagerstown, Md., and after moving to Calvert County, Md., in 1960, was an educator, eventually rising to the position of assistant superintendent of Calvert County Public Schools. He also taught evening classes at Bowie State College for more than 20 years.

Doug married Ruth Hixon in 1952.

In his leisure time, Doug enjoyed traveling extensively for his work and for pleasure, including trips to Russia and China. He also enjoyed tending to his rose garden and his pet dog, Shoo-Shoo.

Doug was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, who passed away March 30, 2010; his parents, Doug Bivens Sr. and Luella Bivens; and a sister, Luella Elizabeth Cornell.

He is survived by sons, Douglas M. Bivens III and wife, Vicki, of Lusby, Md., Dean Bivens, and Daryl Bivens and wife, Shirley, of White Plains, Md.; and four grandchildren.

Services for Mr. Bivens will be private.

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Arrangements are by Rausch Funeral Home, 8325 Mount Harmony Lane, Owings, MD 20736. The phone number is 410-257-6181.

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