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Rosalie Gordon Ribnick peacefully passed away Friday, March 30, 2012 at the age of 89. She was born November 18th 1922 to Bettie and Dan Gordon in Wharton, Texas where she lived for 70 years before moving to San Antonio in 1993. She was predeceased by her husband David S. Ribnick in 1985 having been married for 41 years. She was also predeceased by her granddaughter, Stacy Ann Seidler in 2005. She is survived by daughter Joan R. Seidler and son-in-law Martin W. Seidler and grandson Blake J. Seidler. She is also survived by a son Stephen G. Ribnick of Bryan, Texas and many nieces and nephews. Rosalie attended Louisiana State University (1940-41) and the University of Texas in Austin (1941-43) where she was a member of Sigma Delta Tau Sorority. Her freshman year she was one of nineteen freshman to make all A's at LSU. She was named to Alpha Lamda Delta, honorary scholastic fraternity for freshman women and also to Delta Gamma Delta representing her sorority. Rosalie also attended the University of Texas School of Business Administration. In high school she represented her school in Interscholastic League in Tennis, Typing, and Declamation. She was Drum Major in the band for two years. As a Senior she was Concert Mistress of the orchestra, Sports Editor of the Tiger Rag, and Valedictorian of her Senior Class. She was awarded the American Legion Good Citizen award and the DAR award. Rosalie was a member of the ACBL. She loved playing bridge and was an avid and amazing Duplicate bridge player who achieved the Rank of Gold Master with 3,522.19 master points. She was a Life Member of Hadassah (Wharton Chapter) and a Life Member of Brandeis Women's Committee. We wish to thank the wonderful and caring staff and her many supportive and loyal friends at Patriot Heights, where she made her home for almost nineteen years. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.
APRIL 5, 2012
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Published in Express-News on Apr. 3, 2012