Lee Evangeline Emory Picard, also known as Dr. Lee Emory, succumbed peacefully to pancreatic cancer on the afternoon of August 4, 2016. Her death brings to a close nearly five decades of psychiatric service to the Galveston area medical community.
Born in 1944 to Evangeline and Lee Clayton Emory, Evangeline graduated from the University of Texas in Austin and the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. While in medical school, Evangeline met and married her husband of forty-six years, Howard Picard, a Galveston police officer. She later opened the Rosenberg Clinic on 25th Street in Galveston, which she operated with her colleague and friend, Collier Cole, for nearly thirty years. In addition, she maintained an intense clinical schedule at various hospitals, nursing homes, and detention centers in Galveston and Brazoria Counties. Evangeline was a brilliant physician—respected both within and well beyond the field of medicine. She was known for her beautiful spirit and caring heart. She measured success in her ability to relieve the suffering of others. Evangeline was recognized by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (“NAMI”) for her life-long service to the mentally ill. She also received the Rabbi Henry Cohen Humanitarian Award, which recognizes quiet heroes whose service to humanity is characterized by kindness, mercy, and compassion.
She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Howard, their son, Trey, his wife, Nissa, and grandson, James. Other surviving family include her daughter, Jackie Picard, sister Amelia (“Mimi”) Clemens and Mimi’s husband, David.
Her family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 pm, Thursday, August 11, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A vigil and rosary service will begin at 6:30 pm.
Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am, Friday, August 12, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father John Kappe as Celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to NAMI.