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Rita Dale Turkel

(14 Sep 1940 - 15 Sep 2004)

Obit info: DR RITA T. LEE, born September 14, 1940 passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 surrounded by her loving family. Raised in Rosenberg and Houston, Texas, she was a life-long member of Congregation Beth Israel. After receiving her Medical Degree from Baylor College of Medicine, she commenced a 38 year medical career, 28 of which were as a Pediatric Neurologist at Texas Childrens’ Hospital. Dr. Lee held the position of Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology as well as Chief of the Brachial Plexus Clinic. Dr. Lee was active in the community and was proud to have served on the board of the ADL. Apart from her many professional accomplishments, she enjoyed reading, travelling, and in recent years, competitive dancing and learining to speak Italian. She is survived by her children, Jeremy Lee and wife Elisabeth, David Lee and wife Daphne, Mary Lee and husband Jay Shusterman, Jessica Lee Freedson and husband Armyn, Veronica Lee Strulovich and husband Shlomi, Yaniv Haisraeli; cherished grandchildren, Benjamin Lee, Lauren and Haley Schusterman, Liam Strulovich, Amara Freedson; brother, David Turkel and wife Joy; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A dedicated mother, grandmother, sister and friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Author: Joe Ocho


Birth14 Sep 1940Houston, Texas, United States
Death15 Sep 2004
BurialAft 15 Sep 2004Beth Israel Cemetery, Houston, Texas, United States
ResidenceHouston, Texas, United States
Address11719 Woodsage, Houston, TX 77024 / USA