Delia Segovia

July 31, 1928 - Oct. 17, 2022

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Delia Segovia went home to be with her Lord and Savior on October 17, 2022, after suffering a sudden seizure. Delia was born in Santa Monica, California on July 31, 1928, to Refugio and Reynaldo Armendariz. She was the third of 11 brothers and sisters. She grew up in Santa Monica, California and enjoyed a happy childhood close to the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Monica Pier. She graduated from Santa Monica High School and earned her Associate Degree at Santa Monica City College. As a young adult, she attended the local Spanish-speaking Baptist Church where she met her loving husband and love of her life, Delfino Segovia, who was a student at UCLA at the time. They were married in 1949 and welcomed the birth of their only daughter, Olga, in 1950. Delfino continued to study and work in the plastics industry to support their small family, but soon after he earned his bachelor’s degree and teaching certificates, he moved their small family to Fontana, California, to begin his teaching career. Delia also worked part-time as a secretary at Kaiser Steel in Fontana. Then, in 1962, her husband found another teaching position in Cucamonga, California and moved the family once again to Upland, California. During those years, Delia earned a certificate in social welfare from Pasadena City College. She also earned a teaching certificate at the University of Redlands. Delia worked for about 6 years as a Spanish teacher in a local middle school and then accepted a position as a counselor at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga. Delia served as a Board Member for several years with a local drug rehabilitation center and worked as an outreach counselor there. She loved art, music, and books of all genres. She lived her life loving and teaching others. Delia was a lifelong learner and teacher and continued to take college courses up to her final years. She was very interested in political science and history, and the humanities. So much so, she volunteered as a teacher/counselor with Pitzer College in a summer school preparation program to prepare high school students for college. She was very active in the community during those years, volunteering to teach English as a Second Language to workers in local industries. Delia taught citizenship classes to help prepare immigrants for U.S. citizenship. She also retained private clients who were English Language Learners. As a member of the American Association of University Women, she volunteered to assist with the Tech Trek Program for girls. The program offered tuition free summer courses in STEM related subjects to high school girls from disadvantaged and minority backgrounds. In addition, Delia belonged to many community organizations such as OPARC, supporting adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities and was very active in supporting minority civil rights. As an activist for social reform, she was always a gracious hostess who loved to welcome friends into her beautiful home for lively political conversations and an excellent meal. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, Delfino Segovia. She is survived by her daughter, Olga Haider Ghuloum, her son-in-law, Mo Haider Ghuloum and two grandsons, Jasim Ghuloum, and Yosef Ghuloum. She is preceded in death by her brothers, Ramon Armendariz and Luis Armendariz and her sisters Dora Ayala and Ophelia Camacho. She is also survived by her brothers, Benjamin Armendariz, Saul Armendariz, Lalo Armendariz, and Richard Armendariz, sisters, Martha Mangum, and Lydia Pio, and a multitude of nieces and nephews. Delia will always be remembered for her beautiful, friendly, and joyous smile, her warm welcome in her home, and her fun-loving nature. She loved her friends dearly and valued the many friends she encountered throughout her life. While in her company, you couldn’t help but feel the glow of her vibrant presence. Delia’s family wants to extend sincere thanks to her caregivers at the Cottages of Covington for the compassionate care and support they provided for Delia and her family during her last days. We also want to honor Providence Hospice of Seattle for their valuable and sensitive care at the end of life. God is merciful. A funeral service will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on 11-10-2022 at Earth Funeral Services, 4620 B St N.W. Suite 102, Auburn, WA 98001. A memorial service will follow from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on 11-15=2022 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1800 NW Gilman Blvd., Issaquah, WA 98027.


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