Born in El Paso, Texas on Dec. 10, 1934, Judith Page Goggin passed away Dec. 19, 2016. She was predeceased by her parents, James Mann and Dolores Agnes Goggin, and her great nephew, William Mann Mason. She is survived by her sister Lilla Dolores Goggin (Gene Baker), nephew John Duncan Mason (Lydia Hobart), two nieces, Mary Page Mason Hatfield (Carter), and Lilla Simpson Mason, great nephew Patrick Troy Hatfield, and great niece Hilary Page Hatfield.
Judith attended Dudley School, Radford School for Girls, and El Paso High School. She then entered Bryn Mawr College, graduating with a B.A. degree cum laude in philosophy in 1956. This was followed by a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology awarded by the University of California in 1964. After receiving an NSF Post Doctoral Fellowship at the Human Performance Center, University of Michigan, she remained on the faculty at Michigan before returning to El Paso where she served on the faculty at UTEP for many years. During this time, she served as Psychology Department chairman for 12 years, was a visiting associate professor at the University of California at Berkeley, and was an extramural associate at the National Institutes of Health. She was a Fellow of APA, AAAS and the American Psychological Society. Taking an active role in publishing, Judith was associate editor of the Journal of Experimental Psychology, associate editor of the American Psychologist, and on the editorial board of Memory and Cognition and Psychonomic Science.
Judith’s professional activities included president, Division of Experimental Psychology, American Psychological Association (APA), and president of the Midwestern Psychological Association.
Other activities included serving as director of the Pan American Round Table of El Paso, Texas registrar of the Colonial Dames of America in El Paso, board of directors of Dumbarton House and the Neill-Cochran Museum House, and an active participant in the Tuesday book club.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to St. Clement Anglican Church, 810 N. Campbell, El Paso, or to the Rescue Mission of El Paso.