Virginia Association of the Deaf

 

Deaf Mother of the Year

Linda Collins Blehm
2017 Deaf Mother of the Year

Biography


 

Award Recipients

Year Mother of the Year City, State
1961 Mrs. Betty Roop Blacksburg, VA
1962 Mrs. Lera Moore Richmond, VA
1963 Mrs. Willie Christian Harrisonburg, VA
1964 Mrs. Lucille Hurowitz Staunton, VA
1965 Mrs. Pauline Lewellyn Chatham, VA
1966 Mrs. Katherine Duffer Hampton, VA
1967 Mrs. Charlotte Jones Staunton, VA
1968 Mrs. Elizabeth Harper Brownsville, TX
1969 Mrs. Birdie Parker Newport News, VA
1970 Mrs. Nellie Prillaman Pulaski, VA
1971 Mrs. Helen Markman Portsmouth, VA
1972 Mrs. Mary Porter Wilmington, DE
1973 Mrs. Alma Denby Scottsville, VA
1974 Mrs. Mary Lawson Staunton, VA
1975 Mrs. Frances Norman Alexandria, VA
1976 Mrs. Louise Cherry Norfolk, VA
1977 Mrs. Wilma Newman Ridgeway, VA
1978 Mrs. Sallie Martin Collinsville, VA
1979 Mrs. Mary Kiser Staunton, VA
1980 Mrs. Viola Shook Richmond, VA
1981 Mrs. Hilda Altizer Arlington, VA
1982 Mrs. Evelyn Christian McLean, VA
1983 Mrs. Helen Crews Lynchburg, VA
1984 Mrs. Estelle Fletcher Alexandria, VA
1985 Mrs. Melba Hughes Norfolk, VA
1986 Mrs. Lillian Hampton Southhampton County, VA
1987 Mrs. Miriam Lawrence Portsmouth, VA
1988 Mrs. Leora Hinnant Staunton, VA
1989 Mrs. Annabel M. Yates Staunton, VA
1990 Mrs. Nell Garrette Springfield, VA
1991 Mrs. Lois Galloway Richmond, VA
1992 Mrs. Helen Justice Richmond, VA
1993 Mrs. Louise Patterson Staunton, VA
1994 Mrs. Montana Houchins Roanoke, VA
1995 Mrs. Jean Drake Staunton, VA
1996 Mrs. Louise Waldron Bedford, VA
1997 Mrs. Regina Kidds Waynesboro, VA
1998 Mrs. Majorie Walls Scottsville, VA
1999 Mrs. Betty Jo Lester Roanoke, VA
2000 Mrs. Brenda Carper Norfolk, VA
2001 Mrs. Kathryn Neighbors Roanoke, VA
2002 Mrs. Shirley Werner Staunton, VA
2003 Mrs. Ruth Mae Tester Arlington, VA
2004 Mrs. Deanna Taylor Hopewell, VA
2005 Mrs. Dorothea Handy Richmond, VA
2006 Mrs. Donna Devito Staunton, VA
2007 Mrs. Nancy B. Rarus Herndon, VA
2008 No Recipient  
2009 Mrs. Charlotte Thomas Pulaski, VA
2010 No Recipient  
2011 No Recipient  
2012 Mrs. Mary Kraus Staunton, VA
2013 Mrs. Judy Murphy Virginia Beach, VA
2014 Mrs. Harriet L. Koch Staunton, VA
2015 Mrs. Margaret S. Taylor Glade Hill, VA
2017 Mrs. Linda C. Blehm Staunton, VA

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Six "Mothers of the Year" meet at a reception in 1998.
From left to right: Mrs. Jean Drake (1995), Mrs. Regina Kidd (1997), Mrs. Mary Kiser (1979),
Mrs. Majorie Walls (1998), Mrs. Mary Anne Lawson (1974), and Mrs. Birdie Parker (1969).

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