Mothers of the Year

2013 Judy Cook, Utah

2012 Dr. Ruby Cheves, Georgia

2011 Ernestine Allen, Washington D.C.

2010  Dianne Callister, California

2009  Betty Jean Ulmer McGregor, South Carolina 1971  Betty Anthony Zahn, Oklahoma*

2008  Jo Ellen Blackwood, West Virginia 1970  Dorothy Lee Wilson, Tennessee*

2007  Ileen Loosle Barlow, Oregon 1969  E. Peterson LeTourneau, Texas*

2006  Laurie Richardson, Nevada 1968  Elisabeth Grossman Bodine, ND*

2005  Helen Bean, Oregon 1967  Minnie Knoop Guenther, Arizona*

2004  Mary Connelly Kegelman, Delaware 1966 Bertha Holt, Oregon*

2003  Mervlyn Keapo Swain Kitashima, Hawaii 1965  Lorena Chipman Fletcher, Utah*

2002  Rosalie Fuscaldo Gaziano, West Virginia 1964  Cora Hjertaa Stavig, SD*

2001  Jean Dawn Morris, South Dakota 1963  Olga Pearson Engdahl, Nebraska*

2000  Dorothy E. Barta, Texas 1962  Mary Celesta Weatherly, Alabama*

1999  Gail Ford Williamson, California 1961  Louise Giddings Currey, Tennessee*

1998  Diane Stirland Matthews, Arizona 1960  Emerald Barman Arbogast, 

1997  Deen Day Smith, Georgia 1959  Jeannie Loitman Barron, MA*

1996  Carolyn Schumway, Hawaii 1958  Mary Roper Coker, South Carolina*

1995  Barbara Thompson, Oklahoma 1957  Hazel Hempel Abel, Nebraska*

1994  Corrine 'Lindy' Boggs, District of Columbia 1956  Jane Maxwell Pritchard, Michigan*

1993  Ruby Washington, Nebraska 1955  Lavina Christensen Fugel, Utah*

1992  Johanna Cubbage, Wyoming 1954  Love McDuffie Tolbert, Georgia*

1991  Joan R. Burney, Nebraska 1953  Ethlyn Weisgarver Bolt, Illinois*

1990  Nadine M. Matus, Utah 1952  Toy Len Goon, Maine*

1989  Nancy Dinwiddie Hawk, South Carolina* 1951  Mary Martin Sloop, NC*

1988  Thema Loss Kouzes, Virginia 1950  Elizabeth Roe Cloud, Oregon*

1987  Rita Whalen McCaffrey, Vermont 1949  Pearl Owens Grills, Texas*

1986  Martha Burke, Montana* 1948  Helen Gartside Hines, illinois*

1985  Louise Monaco Cimino, Nebraska 1947  Janette Stevenson Murray, Iowa*

1984  Patricia Kane Hamilton, Georgia 1946  Emma Clarissa Clement, Kentucky*

1983  Clemmie Webber, South Carolina* 1945  Georgianna Farr Sibley, NY*

1982  Helen Marie Burnstad Thompson, Idaho* 1944  Harriet Duff Phillips, Pennsylvania*

1981  Henrietta Jean Wombles Crouch, Kansas 1943  Mary Dabney Thompson, Ohio*

1980  Betty Carol Legget Lieder, Iowa 1942  Elizabeth Vize Berry, NC*

1979  Frances Davis Burtenshaw, Utah 1941  Dena Shelby Diehl, Kentucky*

1978  Ellen Edens McCall, Tennessee 1940  Edith Graham Mayo, Minnesota*

1977  Gloria Betty Langdon, Oklahoma 1939  Otelia K. Compton, Ohio*

1976  M. Garnett Grindstaff, New Mexico 1938  Grace Noll Crowell, Texas*

1975  Joesphine Wainman Burson, Tennessee 1937  Harriette Flora Gray, Nebraska*

1974  Phyllis Brown Marriott, District of Columbia* 1936  Frances Elenore Smith, California*

1973  Ruth Youngdahl Nelson, Minnesota* 1935  Lucy Keen Johnson, Georgia*

1972  Esther Hunt Moore, North Carolina* *Deceased

AMERICAN MOTHERS HAS PREVIOUSLY HONORED TWO MOTHERS AS WORLD MOTHERS:  

1962  Clara Spoat Glen, Ohio

1974  Golda Meir, Israel*