Obituary: Judith Mohr Keane | The Daily Courier – Arizona News

Obituary: Judith Mohr Keane | The Daily Courier – Arizona News

Judith was born in McPherson but grew up in Ottawa, Kansas. In high school, she met and later married Byron Mohr. At the age of 27, while raising four small children on the farm, she attended college and earned a Bachelors of Political Science degree from Ottawa University (1970). Continuing her education, she achieved a Masters of Public Administration from Kansas University (1973), and was an ABD (all but dissertation) Doctorate of Public Administration, University of Georgia.

A pioneer herself, she encouraged other women to enter the Public Administration field. Judith spent many years working as a consultant providing professional and organizational development training to local governments and private organizations. She served as Associate Director of the Institute of Public Affairs and Community Development at Kansas University, Assistant Director of Governmental Training at the University of Georgia’s Institute of Government, and with the International City Managers Association, Judith was a member of the community oriented policing team, which conducted training to over 600 staff from 130 jurisdictions. She provided many articles to professional journals, and served as the Sedona representative for NACOG from 1994-2000 chairing many committees and local studies.

A testament to her strength of character, Judith endured several hardships in the late ’70s. A divorce, the death of her youngest son David at 18, and a near death car accident that left her in a body cast for a year forcing her to learn to walk again. During those years, Judith became more spiritually aware and developed a firm belief in the power of the human spirit and its ability to…

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