Judy Louise Jordan passed away peacefully in Tucson on Tuesday, June 30, after a strong battle with ALS (a.k.a. Lou Gehrig disease).
Judy is survived by her children, Korey (Cory) Llewelyn of Salt Lake City, Utah, Randi (Lef) Beale of Kingman, Lindsay (Jason) Bauer of Kingman, and James (Arnold) Duncan of Tucson; siblings, Bill Jordan of Cave Creek, Ariz., and Ken Jordan of Dewey, Ariz.; and 10 grandchildren, Landon, Coleman, Jack, Mia, Peter, Joey, Cody, Andrew, Cole and Grace. She was preceded in death by her father, William Darryl Jordan, and her mother, Margaret Ruth Jordan.
Judy was born on Oct. 29, 1946, in Phoenix to William and Ruth Jordan. She graduated from West Carteret High School in 1965. She went on to graduate from Arizona State University in 1969 with a degree in education.
After teaching high school in Superior and Bullhead City, Judy, known to her students as Mrs. Duncan, began working for Kingman High School as an English teacher until her retirement in 2008. The last 10 years of her career were spent at PASS (an alternative education program through Kingman Unified School District). Here she was able to flourish, offering individualized attention to each of her students.
Judy was a caring, compassionate and witty individual who deeply loved her family. She was incredibly passionate about the lives and interests of her children and grandchildren. She was at every game, recital and event she could possibly attend. She was everyone's greatest supporter.
A memorial is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at Canyon Community Church, with a reception to follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Judy's life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the ALS Association at webaz.alsa.org.