In memoriam: Rhoda Segur
11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 25, 2021
St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 906 George Bush Dr., College Station. Service to be followed by gathering in the parish hall for reminiscing and sharing.
Due to health concerns, the family requests all attendees wear masks. For those who are not comfortable with larger groups, the service will be streamed and we will be zooming from the parish hall (links to be announced). The family will compile and share a slide show witih photos and anecdotes. We will also have a slide show with photos and anecdotes, and will share it with you if you'd like.
Rhoda Segur, Spanish instructor to hundreds of the years, volunteer translator, good friend, passed away in Keesville, NY, in New York's Adirondack Mountains. Rhoda was an elections worker in Brazos County and volunteered at Brazos Valley Church Food Bank, Brazos Interfaith Immigration network.
A 25-year resident of Mexico, Rhoda founded a school for English-language learners and taught English to elementary school students in Mexico City. Instituto Mexicano Norteamericano de Relaciones Culturales. She also went on to earn a Master of Arts in Linguistics and Spanish at the State University of New York at Buffalo. After returning to the United States for good in 1984, she taught Spanish at Blinn Community College in Bryan, Texas and Brenham, Texas, and served as a translator and interpreter for multiple organizations in a professional and volunteer capacity. Rhoda taught hundreds (if not thousands) of people Spanish and English during her long career as an educator and translator.
Rhoda was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church and St. Paul's Church in Keesville, NY. She is survived by her daughters, Leah Fletcher and Cristina Labyer; son, Adrian Fletcher; and their spouses; and five grandchildren. Members of her local informal Spanish conversation group are also left to mourn her passing. From The Eagle: Obituary of Rhoda Segur.