- Celebration of Life
- 1:30-3:00pm - Friday, July 15, 2016
- Bradshaw Carter
- 1734 W Alabama St (Map)
Houston, Tx 77098
- (713) 521-0066
Peace and healing to you all.
—stan merriman, Wilmington, de
Belinda is missed every day and revered for the life she lived.
—Freck and Betty Fleming, Houston, Texas
Our deepest condolences, John.
—Perry and Sue Dorrell, Houston, TX
19 July 1946 – 4 March 2016
Belinda died March 4, 2016, in hospice after a long course of treatment for cancer.
She had come to Houston in high-school as a summer research intern at M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute. She would spend most of her long career as a strategic planner, management engineer, and internal auditor (CPA) there. She retired as Assistant Director from UTMDACC, but later became Director of Internal Audit for the Houston Community College System.
Belinda was born in Fort Worth to Victor and Valeria Brockman. She grew up in the “oil patch” and attended parochial and public schools all over Texas and Oklahoma with her brother, Jay. She graduated from Rice University and received graduate degrees in hospital administration and accountancy from Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Houston. Belinda gave her best professionally. She also received the best professional health and hospice care available.
Belinda is survived by her husband, John Robert Behrman, two sons, Robert August and Michael Victor, as well as by her daughter-in-law, Erin and two grandchildren, Victor William, and Genevieve Marie (Thanks Major Robert and Erin Behrman).
During her long and productive life in Houston, Belinda lived near Rice, the Chapel of St. Basil, and Holy Rosary Church, where the Basilian and Domincan Fathers officiated in our spiritual life, work, and legacy here. John and Belinda were to celebrate 40 years of marriage on May 1. Belinda did not quite make it, but was, doubtless, delighted by the birth of Ginny on May 1.
Belinda was an officer or director of Houston chapters of the IIA and ISACA, HAL-PC, Montrose Area Democrats, and the Houston Metal Arts Guild. She was proficient and talented in jewelry-making, studying and exhibiting at the Museum of Fine Arts. She had limited eyesight, so she paid close attention to all around her.
In her last several years, she joined Toastmasters International and participated in clubs and events throughout District 56. She achieved the rank of Distinguished Toastmaster, served as District Secretary, and was recognized with numerous awards, finally, including the Suzy Gormley Achievement and Jessie Alene Haynes Leadership awards. SEE NOTES TO BELINDA HERE
Belinda was visited often by friends, family, and co-workers at home, in hospital, during her long illness and courses of therapy. She died in the quiet comfort of Houston Hospice – an institution we for which we are most grateful.
Please gather for a memorial reception from 1:30 to 3:00 on Friday, July 15th at the Bradshaw-Carter Funeral Home, near her home, family, work, and play.
Her remains will be in the Garden Wall at Glenwood Cemetery.