Lee Evangeline Picard, MD

August 23, 1944 - August 4, 2016
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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.

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, August 11, 2016

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Service Information

Date: Friday, August 12, 2016

Time: 10:00 am

Sacred Heart Catholic Church


1302 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Date: Thursday, August 11, 2016

Time: 6:30 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Born: August 23, 1944
Died: August 4, 2016

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RITA LECOMPTE posted on 11/30/-1

She will be missed by all of us in this department and the hospital as a whole. May the grace of God keep you strong during this time and know that Dr. Emory is with Christ presenting her bouquet of roses to the Blessed Mother this day.


Tom & Jill Whipple posted on 11/30/-1

We are sadden with the news of Mrs. PicI ard passing. She was kind women. So compassionate and loving women. I will keep her memories . I know our Savior is happy to received a fine women


Trudy Deen Davis posted on 11/30/-1

Howard, we met many years ago when you were still at GPD and I was a caseworker at CPS here in Galveston. Dr. Emory worked with many of us at CPS providing much needed guidance with parents with mental health challenges. She was a blessing to us and so respected for her sensible and compassionate work. She will be sorely missed in this community. No one can meet the caliber of professionalism she provided. My deepest condolences.


Anne Beliveaux posted on 11/30/-1

My condolences to the Picard family in the loss of Evangeline. I feel so blessed and honored to have known such a caring and generous lady. You are now free of suffering Evangeline and are in a better place with your God.


Vicki Blythe posted on 11/30/-1

I worked with Dr. Emory at St. Mary's Hospital. She was a wonderful doctor and person, and she will be greatly missed.


Ann posted on 11/30/-1

Dr. Emory's love was immeasurable. She touched countless lives. Our loss is God's gain. She was truly an angel on earth. I will love and carry her with me in my heart for life. Howard's love for her was so evident. One of the greatest kindest people I have ever met.


Anne Beliveaux posted on 11/30/-1

My condolences to the Picard family for the loss of Evangeline. I feel so blessed and honored to have known such a caring and thoughtful lady. Now Evangeline, you are free from suffering and are with your Lord and at peace.


Kim Ivy posted on 11/30/-1

Dr. Emory was truly an angel. She was not only my mom's doctor, but a friend. She was so compassionate and caring to her patients and their families. Dr. Emory helped so many people in the field of mental illness. She will be missed by many. I know that Dr. Emory is not suffering anymore and praising God in heaven! Thank you for dedicating your life to helping people. You are already missed by those who knew you and loved you. Praying for your family at this difficult time. God bless you always!????


Guy Moore posted on 11/30/-1

The world has lost one of the most compassionate people I ever knew. She is already missed.


Sharon Dott posted on 11/30/-1

David and I send our deepest condolences. Evangeline was my dear mentor, my colleague, my friend. I cherish our memories of 38 years of psychiatry and camaradarie.


Becky Bailey posted on 11/30/-1

Dr. Emory touched my life more than she ever knew.Will be missed but god got one kind lady.


Ruben Castillo posted on 11/30/-1

I will miss Dr Emory, she had a passion matched by few. She was truly a friend. I will never forget u my friend, until we meet again. Love you


Linda Venzke posted on 11/30/-1

My condolences to the family; she touched many hearts including mine.


Matt Stanich posted on 11/30/-1

Howard, my deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your amazing wife - Evangeline. She was truly one of the sweetest and most caring people I ever met. I know from hearing the comments made by her peers and patients that she was a caring and dedicated professional as well. I pray that you all will be able to take some comfort in knowing that she is now in God's kingdom where she will be able to look down upon all of those that she loved and cared about the most.