R.C. (Rose Chin) Wong
- September 13, 1915 - July 10, 2012
- Austin, Texas
of R.C.'s Passing
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Memories & Candles
R.C. once created a pastel portrait of me. I was young-ish and my Mother insisted though I was secretly pleased that Mom wanted to do this and that R.C. was so complimentary. It was a really awkward age--I must have been 17 and thought I was gawky, but the portrait was beautiful. Fast forward 10 years and we found R. C. (again) at one of the Austin Junior League events, where she created the most BEAUTIFUL and REALISTIC portraits of
Posted by: Roni Bumpas - Austin, TX - admirer Sep 24, 2012
I want to thank everyone who has come to this site to leave a message about my mother. I come to this site every week or so just to read about my mother and the messages that have been left for my famly. I don't know you but your messages have meant alot to me to see the lives she has touched. She was loved. I wish I could thank each of you personally, but I don't know if there is a way to reply to you on this site. With Love, RC's daughter, Linda
Posted by: Linda Wong Luther - tustin, CA - daughter Sep 04, 2012
R. C. drew a picture of me in pastel chalk back in the 70s. The setting was the City Auditorium on Austin's Town Lake (now called Lake Lady Bird) where many vendors (such as R.C.) and prospective customers (such as I) came together. She captured a remarkable image of me with her talent that I have treasured for over 40 years. I remember that she asked me for my favorite color, and yes, she used that color to accent my picture. I also remember the price was $75. Mostly, I remember her talent, her kindness, and the fun.
Posted by: Deloris Hastings - Austin, TX - Friend in passing Jul 28, 2012
One of my most treasured possessions is the pastel of my daughter done by RC 23 years ago when my daughter was 4 years old. It is a beautiful likeness. And I will always remember the charm and grace of RC.
Posted by: David Braje - Austin, TX - Patron Jul 17, 2012
My grandmother, Ethel Chin, looked forward to Rose's visits to Boston. Rose was very generous to my Por-Por who enjoyed showing us the beautiful gifts from her wonderful niece. I have a beautiful sketch of my Por-Por by Rose. Our family has cherished it.
Posted by: Carolyn Hoey Livingston - Peabody, MA - Cousin Jul 16, 2012
I am a former patient of Mitchel, as were my parents. Reading her obit it sounds as if she had a wonderful life. Know that she is now in an even more wonderful place. Prayers are sent from my family to yours that you will find peace and know the blessings she brought.
Posted by: Susan Mount Clarke Shineldecker - Austin, TX - former patient of Mitchel Jul 15, 2012
I saw Mrs. Wong painting many years ago at Laguna Gloria. This was at least 12-15 years before I commissioned a painting of my children. I had picked up one of her business cards and kept it, knowing that if I ever had children, I would want Mrs. Wong to paint them.
The painting of our children is the Jewel in our home. Allegra and Ben were 4 and 3 years old and Mrs. Wong's painting of them was a
Posted by: Elizabeth Hastings - Austin, TX Jul 15, 2012
R.C Wong did a pastel of my son when he was about 6 years old during Laguna Gloria Fiesta. He was curious what she was doing and kept leaning around asking questions. Mrs. Wong graciously answered his questions and started a running dialog or commentary of what she was doing and why. Erik kept leaning around trying to see what she was doing. When Mrs. Wong was finished she realized that Erik's portrait was of Erik looking around the easel…
Posted by: Nena Richardson Jul 15, 2012
Our sincere condolences are sent to Dr. Mitchel Wong and family as you celebrate the life of your mother. May God comfort you as you go forward from this day. Clemith J. Houston and family
Posted by: Clemith J. Houston - Cedar Park, TX - Patient of son- Dr. Mitcchel Won Jul 14, 2012
I will always treasure the lovely pastels of my children who are now grown. Rose was truly one of the most interesting and inspiring women in my early days in Austin. i enjoyed working with her on various Women's Symphony League projects through the years. Her memory is so special to me . She always had kind and proud words for her family.
Posted by: Glenda Smith - Austin, TX - friend and dentist when needed Jul 14, 2012