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Rachelle Yvette Green
Ms. Rachelle Yvette Green, 52, of Rosharon, TX, transitioned from this life to eternity in Monte Vista, Colorado on Tuesday, June 18th, 2019, just prior to natural sunset. She was on an all-female Bessie Stringer cross country ride and she was thrilled that she had “Rode the tail of the dragon” three times during this ride; one for the Father, one for the Son and one for the Blessed Holy Spirit. Rachelle trusted and loved the Lord and was secure in her salvation. She had a worshipper’s heart…she was a giver and loved in a BIG, BIG way.
She was born on January 21st, 1967 to Robert and Marilyn (Mates) Green of Livingston, TX, on Loring Air Force Base in Limestone, Maine. During her life she lived in Los Angeles, CA; Carson, CA; Naperville, IL; Lake Zurich, IL; Lancaster, TX; Katy, TX and Houston, TX before finally settling in Rosharon, TX.
Rachelle received her education in the Los Angeles Unified School District and was a graduate of Carson High School (Carson, CA) in the Class of 1984. She furthered her education and attended Mount Saint Mary’s College on the Doheny Campus (Los Angeles, CA) in the Class of 1988, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, then successfully obtained her certification of and licensure for Medical Technology (ASCP). She again excelled and furthered her training at University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas where she completed Post-Bachelorette Certificate in Blood Banking in 1996. She pursued her career and worked as a Medical Laboratory Technologist and Blood Bank Specialist for Cedar Sanai Hospital in California, Good Shepherd in Illinois, Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Immucor in Houston, Gulf Coast Blood Center in Houston’s Medical District and lastly at University of Texas Medical Branch in Angleton. She was a bright and shining star and had great pride in her education and her career.
Rachelle had great pride in her children Alyse and Alton. She made sure they had a proper education and adequate social experiences. She was team mom to their sports teams in football, basketball, soccer, and volleyball. She was also a Girl Scout Troop leader in both Texas and Illinois. Rachelle had an appreciation for theater, arts, and music. She played piano as a child and was a member of the Marching Band (flute, trombone) in high school and played in a local competition band, Los Caballeros. In her adult life, she took voice coaching and frequently volunteered at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.
Anyone that knew her knows that she loved good food, finer beverages, and dancing. She danced to the beat of her own drum. She was just the right combination of sass, diva, girlie-girl, and adventurer, she feared little and was willing to try just about anything once. In her years, she roller skated, played basketball and softball, boogie boarded in the Pacific, canoed and explored the rapids in Lake Tahoe, parasailed in Turks and Cacaos, zip lined, rode ATVs and a plethora of other things that some of us only would dream of being brave enough to try. Rachelle lived her life and on her terms. A hobby she picked up was motorcycle riding, which she loved. She was a member of the Other Side of Darkness Motorcycle Club, known as “Navigator”, affectionately as “Navi". She rode with anyone ready to ride, she loved those who loved her and what she loved. She affiliated herself with Women in the Wind, Motor Maids, and New Hope Riders. She loved the wind, skylines, sunrises, sunsets and whenever she rode she said that she wasn’t worried about life’s troubles. She purchased the bike of her dreams Victory Cross Country Tour in Nuclear Sunset, a bright orange. Her bike was a stand out in the crowd just as was she and her laugh. You could locate her by the sound of her laughter and if there was space she would be dancing with or without music… she had a song in her heart. She shared wisdom beyond her years and she never was one to meet a stranger.
Rachelle will fondly be remembered by her husband Steven Madison, her parents Robert and Marilyn Green, and her two precious children Alyse and Alton Tanner (shared with Arthur Tanner). She will lovingly be remembered by her brothers Robert Green Jr. (Alicia) Ryan Green (Michelle), and Joshua Green, her sister Reeshia Newman (Lonnie), as well as nieces and nephews: Robert III (Atalie), Charelle, Cameron, Ryelle, Rylee, Rylan, Xavier, Alexander, Adonis along with Hadassah, Joshua, Caleb, Gabrielle (Andrea) and great-niece Atarah. Rachelle will also be forever remembered by her special friend Evelyne, extended family and many dear, dear friends.
Just in case anyone needs a reminder, she would tell us, “Drink water and take care of your skin… go ahead and cut it, it’s only hair!!!”