Woodbury Mourns Trustee Rozella S. Knox

Woodbury University is saddened to announce the April 24 death of Trustee Rozella Stuart Knox, MD.

Rozella Stuart Knox, MD

July 23, 1942 – April 24, 2012

Rozella Knox devoted most of her forty-two years in medical practice to those living in Los Angeles, Hollywood and Glendale, California.  A Board Certified member of the American Academy of Family Practice, Rozella served for nine years as Chairman of the Department of Family Practice at Queen of Angels/Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, where in 1990 she was elected President of the medical staff and later served as Medical Director of the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Group.  She also served as president of the Hollywood Academy of Medicine, one of the first women to hold that office.  In the mid- 1990s, she moved her practice to Glendale, where she continued until her retirement in September 2011. Rozella was a true healer, caring not only for people’s bodies but also for their souls.

A brilliant student, Rozella graduated in 1960 from Marlborough School, which named her Marlborough Woman of the Year in 1993.  She earned a B.A. degree in history and biology from Stanford University and an M.D. from Yale University. 

Following in the footsteps of her mother and namesake, Rozella was an active participant in a wide range of community organizations, including the Braille Institute Auxiliary,  the Pasadena Opera Guild, the Assistance League of Southern California. Rozella's deep commitment to education and culture was reflected in her longstanding service as a Trustee of Woodbury University.  She also contributed her professional skills through countless physicals and other medical services performed for Marlborough and other groups.

Rozella had a lifelong love of travel, music, literature and fine art and was an accomplished pianist, correspondent, speaker, and photographer.  On the home front, she was a fabulous cook, fantastic gardener and fastidious homemaker.

All of Rozella’s friends know the special place in her heart held by her dogs, or her “children”, as she often termed them.  These were Tippy, the Karelian bear dog she acquired with her husband Robert Holter, and her Airedales,  Brindie, Bonnie, and Clyde.  Bonnie survives Rozella.

Rozella was predeceased by her husband, F. Robert Holter, MD, her parents, Stuart C. Knox, MD, and Rozella S. Knox, her sister, Martha Knox Glennan and her brother in law, Thomas K. Glennan, Jr.

In addition to her admiring friends, patients and professional associates, surviving Rozella are her nephews Keith and Stuart Glennan, their wives Kathy Glennan and Lesley Stockton, great nephews Andrew, Paul, John, and Elliot Glennan, and a number of cousins from the Knox family.  Also surviving Rozella is her second "family" -- Vicki and Carlos Menendez and their children Jacqueline and Carlos, Jr.