Katherine “Bobbi” Cordy passed away Wednesday morning, February 2nd, after a several month illness. She was the show chairperson for the Astronaut Trail Shell Club
for the entire time of their shell shows, Secretary for the COA, and co-chair of the COA conventions in 2001 and 2011.
I visited Jim Cordy and his daughter Denise (from Houston) and there will be a memorial service for Bobbi but plans have not been completed.
Bobbi was truly a larger than life person, a passionate advocate for the hobby and science of shelling and a person of extraordinary energy. With her husband Jim, she led trips to many Bahamas locations over the past twenty years. We are so pleased that she got to participate in the opening of the Johnson-Cordy Museum of Shells of the Brevard Natural History Museum last November, a lasting memorial to Bobbi and Jim for their extraordinary knowledge and passion for shells.
The Astronaut Trail Shell Club is fortunate for her hard work which is a legacy in place for the COA convention this July and also for continuing our annual shell shows which already is scheduled for January 14-15, 2012.