OBITUARY

Richelle A. Rosenberg

December 16, 1949September 7, 2012

Richelle “Rickie” A. Robinson Rosenberg, age 62, passed away Friday, September 7, 2012 after a courageous nine-month battle with ovarian cancer. Born in Huntington, Indiana, Rickie was the oldest of three children. She received a degree in journalism at The University of Texas at Austin, where she met her husband, Lyndon, her first weekend at college. They were happily married for 41 years. Rickie devoted her life to her family and public relations work and was active in the Houston chapter of PRSA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tye Robinson and Betty Taylor, and step-father Jim Taylor. Rickie is survived by her loving husband Lyndon Rosenberg; daughters Melanie Rosenberg and Mindy Chambers and son-in law Nick Chambers; brothers Ron Robinson and Matt Taylor and their wives Susan and Cindy; sister Sandi Foust and husband David; and sister-in-law Frances Sorrow and husband Bill. She is also survived by several nieces and a nephew. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Rickie’s memory to MD Anderson Cancer Center or charity of choice. Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 11, 5:30-8:00pm at Earthman Southwest Funeral Home, 12555 S. Kirkwood. Funerall service will be held Wednesday, September 12, noon at Christ United Methodist Church, 3300 Austin Parkway, followed by a private burial.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, September 11, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 12, 2012
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Frances Sorrow

September 14, 2012

The loss of Rickie, so many years too soon, is difficult to grasp. Since I retired Rickie and I talked on the phone nearly everyday, and I miss those exchanges. I've known Rickie for over 40 years, and for all that time she was more was one of the most intelligent and loving individuals I ever met. She entered U.T. with enough advanced placement hours to be sophomore and I never leanred of anything she couldn't master in the shortestamount of time-except swimming! I'm so glad Mind and Melanie inherited so many of Rickie's attributes and that Lyndon met her 44 years ago. Rickie, we love you and always will.

Traci Miller Cupps

September 13, 2012

Rickie was a great lady to work for. She was very impassioned about the PR business and I learned a lot from her. I heard her talk about her husband and daughters often. Her adoration for them was transparent. They should take great relief in the fact that they brought her such pride and happiness while she was on this earth.

September 12, 2012

Dear Lyndon, Mindy and Melanie,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you . No words can say how sorry we are for your loss. Rickie was a wonderful person and we will all miss her .

September 12, 2012

Dear Lyndon, Mindy, and Melanie,
You are all in our familiy's thoughts and prayers. Your mother was a wonderful, fun, and truly unique person and we will all miss her. Our apologies that Bob and I did not realize she was ill. Please know we are only a phone call, text, or email away if we can do anything for you.
Yours in Christ,
Carol and Bob McDonough

September 11, 2012

I'll never forget your mother. she was always one of my favorite people, and I would get a lift whenever I saw the girls' names on my schedule, because I would get to see her or your father. your family are in my thoughts and prayers. sincerely, Deanne Lewis MD

Terry St. John

September 11, 2012

My thoughts and sympathy to Rickie's loved ones. We will all miss her generosity, her knowledge and discipline and her wonderful smile.

Preston Kirk

September 11, 2012

Rickie was one of the great PR Mavens of the Bayou City: honest, reliable, creative. A bright and lovely candle has been extinguished, but not the memory of her and some of her fine achievements in various campaigns -- for profit and non profit -- nor her leadership in the profession in Houston. As her wick cools, let us celebrate her life, her smile, her generous soul. -- Preston F. Kirk, APR, (formerly with UPI/Houston; A Founding Editor of Houston Business Journal, Texas Business Magazine, Dollar Dynamics Newsletter & Owner, Kirk Public Relations

Margot Dimond

September 11, 2012

I met Rickie when I first moved to Houston, more than 30 years ago. She was a wonderful, generous person and an amazing public relations professional. She was so proud of her family and especially her two beautiful and talented daughters. She is gone too soon, and I will miss her more than I can say.

Bob, Debbie, Audrey & Lauren Abbott

September 11, 2012

Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends and family for strength, and always remember how much you are cared for. We'll always remember Rickie as the most kind and gentle mother, wife and friend and she will be greatly missed. She was loved by many and the Lord will have a special place for Rickie in his Heavenly Kingdom. We thank the lord that our family was blessed with her friendship.

Please accept our condolences and love.

Jack Belt

September 11, 2012

My heart goes out to you, Lyndon, Mindy, and Melanie. The last time I saw and talked to Rickie, it was all about how proud and perky she was about the three of you, as always, with a different story on what each of you was up to. Rickie was very protective of and loyal to you in a pleasant, but unyielding manner. What a great example for all of us. I am sad she has gone and very sorry for your loss.