Mesa residents Judy Ward and Tamara Passey were honored last month by the American Mothers, Inc. at its annual convention in New York City.
Ward was recognized as 2013 Arizona Mother of the Year. Passey was recognized as 2013 Arizona Young Mother of the Year. Flagstaff’s Mari Goodman was named Arizona Mother of Achievement, 2013.
Ward and her husband, Grant, have seven children and 34 grandchildren. For 24 years, she also ran a preschool in her home, “Sunshine School.”
Passey and her husband, Steven, have three children. She volunteers in her children’s school, serves at church and writes parenting articles for FamilyShare.com. Her online blog is at TamaraPassey.com.
American Mothers, Inc. is an "interfaith, nonpolitical, nonprofit organization that continues to recognize the invaluable contribution mothers make to the future success and happiness of children and society."