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Judy Goddard, Parent & Sahuaro Advocate

Judy GoddardThe mother of four Sahuaro Cougar graduates, Judy Goddard has spent nearly 40 years supporting Sahuaro High school, its students, faculty and alumni.

Upon establishing the Sahuaro Cougar Foundation, Harry Johnson asked Judy to become a charter member because of her vast connections with alumni, parents of alumni, faculty and the greater community. In addition to being a SCF charter member, Judy has been the nominator of several Hall of Fame inductees. It is dear, that Judy is a cheerleader for her extended Sahuaro family.

As of August 2013, Judy has spent 25 years with the Ronald McDonald House of Southern Arizona as a volunteer. RMDH of Southem Arizona honored her this past April with a reception for her long-time service and commitment. In 1991 she was “Volunteer of the Year”. Over the years one of Judy’s most important functions has been to be the Volunteer Coordinator. She recruits, informs, trains volunteers, and holds a once-a-month Volunteer Orientation session. When RMDH hired a Program Coordinator to supervise the volunteer program, Judy easily accepted her “new” position and continues to take the major responsibility of recruiting and training volunteers for the House program.

Judy is a very loyal volunteer and takes the interests of RMDH to heart. She is able to take on many varied responsibilities as the need arises. She is supportive of the families who stay at the House and loves their children unconditionally. Due to her long-term involvement with the House, she has the unique ability to see their changes and their progress and to be the resident historian on staff. Her devotion and loyalty to the House have had a tremendous impact on “The House That Love Built”.

Judy Goddard, and her husband Richard, have also been involved with the Up with People group since 1971. She currently sits on the Host Committee, which plan and support UWP reunions.  Judy and Col. (Ret.) Richard Goddard have been married 56 years. They have five children, eleven grandchildren, and many Sahuaro graduates who think of them as “family.”