Judith Ann "Judy" Heard, 71 of Hobbs, passed away June 22, 2012, in Lubbock. She was born August 10, 1940, in St. Louis, MO, to Bill and Selma Goddard. She married Tony Heard February 18, 1960, in Hobbs. He died August 18, 1993.
Judy "Mom" Nanny" was blessing to all and a mom figure and confidant to many. Whether you were born in, married, or simply moved in, you were family in her eyes. She loved the ones in her life with a passion that we may never see again. Those who knew her knew she was also an avid Dallas Cowboy fan, never missed a George Strait concern and was valued at her second home, Fraternal Order of Eagles. The love of her life is smiling in heaven and dancing the jitterbug – Tony and Judy are together again.
She was influential in bringing girls' summer league softball to Hobbs. Judy was a lifetime member of ESA, a sorority for women.
Surviving Judy is a son, Brian Herd, and wife Barbara, of Hobbs and grandchildren, Daniel Heard, and wife Maria, of Albuquerque, Tim Heard of Midland, TX, Rhea Cruz, and husband Amancio, of Hobbs, and Anthony Heard of Hobbs; daughter, Sandra Valladarez, and husband Sam, of Hobbs and grandchildren Justin Valladarez of Keller, TX, and Shelby Valladarez of Hobbs; daughter, Sara Yarbrough, and husband, Bobby, of Hobbs and grandchildren, Billy Galindo of New Braunfels, TX, Marie Tucker, and husband Sterling, of New Braunfels, TX, Victoria Yarbrough of Hobbs and Emily Yarbrough of Hobbs; nephew Ralph Torres, and wife Cindy, of Lindale, TX; niece, Lisa Floyd, and husband Mike, of Hobbs, and grandchildren Taisia Floyd of Farmington, NM and Michael Floyd, Jr. of Hobbs; nephew, Kim Torres, and wife Linda, of Keller, TX, and grandson, Tyler Torres; and ten great-grandchildren.
Preceding Judy in death was her husband, parents, sister, Billie Torres and grandson, Tony Yarbrough.