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August 13th, 2020

cathy segoviaCathy Louise (Cruz) Segovia, 63, died Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal. 

She was born Oct. 4, 1956 to Raymond and Ida (Perea) Cruz in Clayton, N.M.

She married Victor Segovia Dec. 14, 1997. He survives. 

In 1975, she graduated from Clayton High School in Clayton, N.M. In 1980, she received her bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell, Okla. While battling cancer, she continued her education and received her master’s degree from Newman University.

As a child, she had a passion for teaching and would practice teaching on her siblings and nieces. She would later go on to fulfill her dream of being a teacher and taught for a total of 38 years, with 32 of those years spent teaching at USD 480 in Liberal. 

Survivors also include son, Joe Manuel Segovia, Liberal; stepson, Edel Segovia, Mexico; stepdaughter, Cynthia Segovia, Mexico; three sisters: Marcella Madrid, Clayton, N.M., Martha Cruz, Guymon, Okla., and Ernestine Cruz, Guymon, Okla.; three brothers: Joe (Dot) Cruz, Guymon, Okla., Frank (Donna) Cruz, Amarillo, Texas, and Raymond Cruz Jr., Amarillo Texas; sister-in-law, Rose Cruz, Guymon, Okla.; brother-in-law, Jr. Martinez, Chocteau, Okla.; aunt, Rosalie Perea, Albuquerque, N.M.; mother-in-law law, Tomasita Segovia, Mexico; and many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Lawrence Cruz; and sisters, Angie Martinez and Lena Cruz.

• Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Hornung Family Funeral Home at 1212 W. 2nd Street in Liberal. 

Rosary services will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 30, 2020 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church at 1510 N. Calhoun Avenue in Liberal. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2020 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Clayton, N.M. 

Burial will follow services at the Clayton Memorial Cemetery in Clayton, N.M.

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