The Foreign Service Journal, May 2023

THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL | MAY 2023 77 from the Department of Justice in 1979 and an Exceptional Performance Award from the Central Intelligence Agency in 2003. Mr. Segura-Girón spent his retirement years as a consultant, giving him the flex- ibility to further explore the world with his wife, Frances. He also enjoyed golf, volunteered as a minister of the eucha- rist at St. Michael Catholic Church in Annandale, Va., and read avidly. He was equally comfortable chatting up the park- ing lot attendants at Nationals games and foreign luminaries at embassy receptions. Mr. Segura-Girón is survived by Fran- ces, his wife of 52 years; daughter Franc- esca Segura Schlesinger (and spouse Rob- ert); son Bernardo (and spouse Christie); four grandchildren, Emmet, Alexander, Elena, and Nicolas; his “granddog,” Tivo; and brother Onofre. He was predeceased by his beloved dog Chuchi. n F. Wayne Tate, 76, a retired USAID Foreign Service officer, died on Jan. 2, 2023. Mr. Tate was born in Queens, N.Y., on Jan. 26, 1946, to Ruth and Fred Tate. He was in the U.S. Navy from 1968 to 1971 and the Army Reserves from 1969 to 1975. He joined USAID in 1971, serving overseas for more than 30 years. Mr. Tate’s postings included the Phil- ippines, Pakistan, and Bolivia. He was proudest of his work as mission director in Paraguay. After returning home, Mr. Tate was a professor of national security strategy at the National War College in Washington, D.C. Always well informed and holding a sharp opinion on everything, Mr. Tate was known for both his irreverence and his wit, often using the latter to ease the delivery of the former. He made a lasting impression on everyone he met. Friends and family members recall Mr. Tate as a patriot who believed in the mission of this country. He was also a consummate historian, with an office filled to the brim with books, artifacts, maps, and medals. More than someone who remem- bered facts, figures, and dates—though he did—he understood the mechanics of global change, seeing patterns and understanding the underlying human follies that cause history to repeat. When not on assignment, Mr. Tate was happiest on the water. An avid fly fisher- man and a nature lover, he could find the fishing in any country on earth—and carve out the time to throw in a line. He was preceded in death by Rita, his wife of 47 years, and is survived by his mother, Ruth; sister Janet; and sons David and James. n Lannon Walker, 86, a retired For- eign Service officer and former ambassa- dor, died of peritonitis on Oct. 9, 2022, in Provence, France. Mr. Walker was born on Jan. 17, 1936, in Los Angeles, Calif., to James Orville and Esther Walker. He moved to France in 1947 as a young teenager, and returned perfectly bilingual a few years later as a noncom- missioned officer of the U.S. Air Force, in which he served from 1953 to 1958. Mr. Walker met his future wife, Arlette Daguet, while serving on an American base in Evreux, France; they were mar- ried on July 16, 1954. In 1961 Mr. Walker earned a B.S. from Georgetown University. He spent 38 years in the State Department, start- ing out in 1962 as a political officer in Morocco. He also served in Algeria, Libya, Cameroon, Vietnam, Zaire, and in Washington, D.C., where he was senior deputy assistant secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs (1977-1982), special adviser for African Affairs (1983-1984), and acting deputy inspector general (1984-1985). On his return to Washington from Algeria, his second post, Mr. Walker found himself frustrated by a tradition- bound Service and a bureaucratically weak State Department. In 1967 he joined with a number of like-minded officers to win control of the board of directors of the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) and turn that staid organization into a noisy, vibrant vehicle for reform. He was AFSA’s chair until 1969. He served as U.S. ambassador to Sen- egal (1985-1988), Nigeria (1989-1992), and Côte d’Ivoire (1995-1998). Amb. Walker was known for his keen intel- ligence, insatiable curiosity, and innate ability to find pragmatic and imaginative solutions to the most difficult problems and to present them in a simple and easy-to-understand way. From 1988 to 1989, he was a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment. After retiring from the Foreign Service, Amb. Walker and his wife moved to L’Isle sur la Sorgue in Provence, France. Amb. Walker is survived by his wife, Arlette; daughter Rachelle, of London, U.K.; and daughter Anne, of Seattle, Wash. n If you would like us to include an obituary in In Memory, please send text to . Be sure to include the date, place, and cause of death, as well as details of the individual’s Foreign Service career. Please place the name of the AFSA member to be memorialized in the subject line of your email.