Iris Selma Rozencwajg Stockbridge

December 7, 1943August 29, 2018

After a long illness, Iris Rozencwajg Stockbridge died August 29, 2018 at the age of 74. She was born on December 7, 1943 in New York to Rubin and Olga Rozencwajg and grew up in Aruba. She married Christopher Stockbridge, who predeceased her in 1987. A lifelong learner, she graduated from Barnard, Hunter, CUNY, and Vermont College and was a published writer. A lifelong teacher, Dr. Rozencwajg was a professor of English at Houston Community College from 1997 until her retirement in 2014. A devout Christian, her last church was the Catholic Newman Center at Rice University. Her intelligence, wit, creativity, and wisdom will be missed by her son Max, daughter-in-law Missy, grandchildren Hudson and Madison, cousin Jack (husband Chepo), second cousin David (wife Corinne and children Aviva and Micah), cousin-in-law Dianna, other family, many, many friends, colleagues, students, and caregivers. A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 6th from 2-3pm at the Rothko Chapel, 3900 Yupon St, Houston, TX 77006. The chapel does not allow flowers. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to World Vision or Doctors Without Borders.


6 October

Memorial Service

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Rothko Chapel

3900 Yupon St.
Houston, TX 77006


Iris Selma Rozencwajg Stockbridge

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