Aida Cordero Dyer, 93, of Crosby, passed away Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at her residence.
Aida was born August 29, 1927 in Heredia, Costa Rica, to parents Juan de Dios Cordero and Maria Josefa Cartin. She came to the United States in 1950, was a former resident of Kansas City and Warrensburg, Missouri; Houston, Texas, and has resided in Crosby since 1975. She was an elementary school teacher in her native country and a graduate of both the University of Costa Rica and Central Missouri State College, where she received her bachelor’s degree in education. She taught in Missouri, Kansas and with Spring Branch ISD in Texas. In 1975 Aida transferred to Goose Creek ISD and was employed as its first English-as-a-Second Language secondary educator. She retired in 1990 after 35 years teaching. Aida held memberships in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of America (50 plus years), the SERRA Club, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (50 plus years), Epsilon Sigma Alpha International Society Beta Sigma Chapter, and Friends of the Crosby Library (founding member). She spoke three languages fluently and loved international travel, the arts, musicals, playing golf at the Newport Country Club, and social gatherings. Aida will be remembered as a caring educator, a lifelong learner, and a treasured matriarch with a vivacious dynamic personality.
Mrs. Dyer was preceded in death by her husband Alec Ross Dyer, and all but one of her siblings. She is survived by her children Mary Catherine Johnston and husband Rick Michael; James Steven Dyer, Ph.D. and wife Shelley; Caroline Sue Dyer and wife Claudia Glaser; Richard Alec Dyer and wife Grettel Granados; and sister Lelia Zamora Cordero of Costa Rica. She is survived by grandchildren Reuben Johnston, Ph.D., Justin Johnston, Judith Peterson, Michael Johnston, Nicholas Dyer, Dr. Julie Ansbaugh, Holly Dyer, Jamie Dyer, Alec Dyer, Sofia Dyer, Carmen Dyer-Glaser, and Diego Dyer-Glaser. She is survived by great-grandchildren Oscar Johnston, Evelyn Johnston, Clara Johnston, Vivien Johnston, Jessica Peterson, Elizabeth Peterson, Eleanor Ansbaugh, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Crosby will hold a Rosary service at 10:30 a.m., and Mass of Christian Burial following at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 4, 2021. A reception will immediately follow at the United Methodist Church of Crosby.
Throughout her life, Aida enjoyed the love and support of her extended families in Missouri and Costa Rica. Aida’s children also express their special gratitude for the unwavering support of her close friends including Pearl Campbell and Becky Keck, as well as caregiver Jessica Torres.
Mrs. Dyer was an active member (36 years) of Epsilon Sigma Alpha International, a philanthropic organization devoted to public service works and the professional and personal growth of women and excellence in education. Locally, ESA Beta Sigma Chapter awards an annual college scholarship to a Crosby High School girl that has demonstrated strong community services work in the local area, an activity that Mrs. Dyer was passionate about.
For those who desire, donations may be made to the Epsilon Sigma Alpha; Beta Sigma Chapter, 20111 Flying Dove Tr, Crosby TX 77532, in Aida’s name.
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Epsilon Sigma Alpha; Beta Sigma Chapter
20111 Flying Dove Tr, Crosby TX 77532