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Jo Anne (Judy) Rucker
Sept 12, 1931 - July 5, 2023

It is with deep sadness and a heavy heart that Rucker Elementary announces the passing of our beloved Judy Rucker on July 5, 2023.  Your love, care, and pride of our school was felt every time you stepped foot in our building.  We are proud to keep your legacy alive. You will be missed immensely. 

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Judy Duvall Rucker

Judy graduated from McMurry University and began her teaching career in Abilene, Texas in 1953. She taught in San Angelo ISD from 1966 – 1984 and was voted Elementary Teacher of the Year in 1979. In 1984, she taught 3rd grade in Prosper ISD and graduated from Texas A&M Commerce in 1989 with a Master of Science degree along with Supervisory and Mid-Management certifications, serving as principal of Prosper Elementary School for 8 years.

In May,1998, Judy Rucker retired from Prosper ISD after 14 years of service along with a total of 32 years in education. Judy has continued to serve our community and Town in her role as facilitator for the Prosper Economic Development Council from 1998-2005 and facilitator for the Prosper Chamber of Commerce from 2005-2008.

Judy attributes her many accomplishments to her husband of 55 years, Lloyd Rucker and their children, Carolyn, Cindy and Patti. When people think of Judy Rucker, they think of a long-time educator whose heart and hand has left an indelible mark on Prosper ISD, thus proclaiming October 11 as Judy Rucker Day.

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