We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of affection for our father, Bob Segner, who took his last breath during a spectacular sunset on June 20th in the loving presence of his children, grandchildren, and beloved sister-in-law. He believed in “putting family first” and it was our privilege to share this final moment with him. Dad leaves us with many gifts: college educations, a positive sense of self, and the legacy of a life lived with integrity and commitment to serving others. He was married faithfully to two strong and beautiful women, Jacquelin Volpp Segner and Marjorie Cox Segner, for a combined total of 59 years.
A lifetime member of Rotary and a Paul Harris fellow, he was proud of his work to end polio and practiced the 4-way test for decision-making throughout his successful career as a real estate executive for Coldwell Banker and as manager of the family business, Segner’s 5 and 10 cent stores. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout as a young man and as an adult was awarded the Silver Beaver, the highest Scout award given to a civilian. The driving code of his life was the Boy Scout Oath and he embodied the characteristics of the Boy Scout Law sincerely and with purpose. Our father was unfailingly friendly, loyal and reverent.
An enthusiastic skier and Ambassador, he took great pleasure living in Snowmass Village and will be remembered for his daily trips to the Post Office with his golden retriever, Molly, and lunching at the StewPot. After moving to Louisville, he was known for his query, “When does the dancing start?” and fox-trotted regularly to visiting bands at Balfour Senior Living. He spent the last part of his life as a treasured resident of the Sunrise Community in Flatirons. Dad will be missed by his friends at Dignity Care, Carrabba’s and on the Reminiscence Unit.
You are warmly invited to help us celebrate his life according to his wishes with a memorial at the Snowmass Chapel on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. and a reception to follow. Please share your thoughts and stories with us that day or on our family website: http://www.bobsegner.com Those who would like to honor our father’s memory are encouraged to do a good deed, create a golden moment with family, and/or make a contribution to a favorite charity in his name.
We would be remiss not to mention our father’s status as a native Californian, former Student Body President of Van Nuys High and graduate of UCLA. Go Bruins! And lastly, to acknowledge that today, as always, for Bob Segner…it is just another day in paradise.
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We love you, Dad.
Beverly, Jim, Shari, Cindy, John, and Rusty
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This weekend we go local. After the bacchanalia that was the Food & Wine Classic last week, we turn to Snowmass for a kinder, gentler wine gathering as the 19th Snowmass Wine Festival gets underway.