| It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of Nelda Drury. Nelda left us peacefully on February 21st.
We extend our condolences to her daughter Elizabeth Newton and her son Jimmy Drury.
Nelda’s inspiration and passion for folk dancing cannot be overstated. A 1995 Ford Salute to Education Award summarizes this contribution nicely:
“Nelda Guerrero-Drury is recognized nationally and locally as one of the most prominent figures in performing arts â€“ specifically International Folk Dance. She is an inspiring individual who has contributed over 40 years of her life teaching folk dance to many students and educators in San Antonio and throughout the world.”
Nelda was a founder of the San Antonio Folk Dance Festival, which celebrates is 61st anniversary on March 14-17.
A wonderful biography of Nelda can be found on the socialfolkdance.org website.
A church service will be at Covenant Presbyterian Church on 211 Roleto Dr., Saturday March 9, 2-4 pm. Luncheon and dance after the service.