It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely death of Judith Lee Cannon on June 24, 2022.
Judi was born to LT George Hilman Ballard and Roberta Amelia Hohan Ballard on July 12, 1943. Judi passed away after a serious head injury. Judi grew up as a "military kid" and moved from school to school during her father's military career. She graduated from University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado, in Education and later earned three Masters in Library Science.
She was married to William Ballard for 14 years and travelled with him for 5 years as he pursued his career, settling in Kingsville. Judi and Bill divorced and Judi started her long career as a librarian. First at Robstown ISD, Tuloso Midway ISD and then CCISD at King High School..Her colleagues say she was the epitome of what is expected of a librarian. She was very intelligent and was an authority on almost any topic,in addition to being conscientious, highly efficient and organized, eager to be a resource for all of the staff and students. Whatever materials were needed for teaching and motivating students to learn, Judi enthusiastically helped to secure those. Her presentations to the faculty were always first class and so was Judi!
Before and after retirement, Judi was active in the community: Corpus Christi Library Board, Friends of the Library, CC Ballet Board, Volunteer for the Cancer Society, taking patients to ;their appointments, mentored new librarians in CCISD, and gave generously to charities. She retired from volunteering and spent her time with her love of travelling the world, reading hard cover books, movies and bridge. She was an excellent bridge player and played with many different bridge clubs, She moved to Rock Creek Town Homes to be near her friend of 40 years, her adopted sister, Ola Rushing. Served in that community on the Board of Directors. Then the pandemic changed things
Her health declined. She drew closer to her "family" at Rock Creek. as she had no children,or next of kin. Her "FAMILY" will celebrate her life at a later date.