January 25, 2017
Colonel Rebecca Anita Segovia (MOARNG, ret.), age 55 years, of Jefferson City, Mo. went home to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at home surrounded by her family after a hard fought battle with cancer.
She was born on August 29, 1961 in Kansas City, Mo., a daughter of Moses and Naomi (Ojeda) Segovia.
Rebecca was a graduate of Northeast High School in Kansas City, Mo. and received her Bachelor’s degree in Fibers from the Kansas City Art Institute.
She faithfully served her country for 31 years in the Missouri Army National Guard, attaining the rank of Colonel in 2014 and retired on December 31, 2016. During her military career, she was the Director of the State Partnership Program between Missouri and Panama, Manager for the Command Language Program, and the Commander of the Missouri Army National Guard Medical Detachment.
She is survived by: four children, Tyler Vance Cox (wife Elizabeth) of Fort Bragg, NC, Katie Marie Hastie (husband Andrew) of Marion, IL, Margaret Alanna Lister of Kansas City, MO and Karmen Diane Walling (husband Jason) of Holts Summit, MO; her mother, Naomi Segovia of Kansas City, MO; her siblings, Richard Segovia (wife Theresa) of Independence, MO, Terri Bly (husband Dan) of Kansas City, MO and Linda Segovia of Kansas City, MO; and nine grandchildren, Jake Walling, Ethan Walling, Hunter Walling, Thane Hastie, Vance Cox, Serendipity Hastie, Jerah Hastie, Elsiana Hastie and Raife Hastie.
She was preceded in death by her father, Moses Segovia on July 15, 2008.