679. Laura May Parrish
was born on 27 May 1931 in Austin, Travis County, Texas.
(418) She died on 17 Apr 2001 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
She was buried in Sunset Memorial, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
Laura May Dockery died Tuesday April 17, 2001. Her funeral is today. The platelet
problem with her blood became acute leukemia in January. Hospice had been helping
since mid-February. She had been moved to the Hospice facility on Friday. Lynn
and Hazel were with her and it was a peaceful passing. Lynn and Danny are in
their early thirties and lost their father to cancer as teens. Keep them in
Lynn and her husband Jesse are participating in a 100 mile bike ride in June.
They sent letter out in February. It is a fund raiser for research. Donations
are tax deductable and checks are made out to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
The deadline for participation is May 1st. With a pledge to raise $3800. each,
They are still short for Jesse to ride. They took this on in honor of Laura
May and a teenager, Matthew Sinclair.
Send check to Jesse and Lynn Dockery-Cortinas
6819 Eden Grove
Converse, Texas 78109
I returned from the birding Elderhostel Thursday. Saw 130 different kinds of
birds; 7 0f which I had never seen before. Stopped in Bryan on way home to leave
a gallon of oysters for Daddy.
Express-News : Obituaries
San Antonio Express-News
Laura May Dockery, age 69 went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, April 17, 2001.
Laura was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Allan Dan Dockery. She was
blessed with two wonderful children, Daniel Parrish Dockery and Cynthia Lynn
Cortinas. Daniel and his wife Amy are the parents of Cody Jay Dockery, Lynn and
her husband Jesse are the parents of Jesse Ryan and Joshua Cortinas. Laura is
also survived by her sister, Hazel Dell Heath and husband A.C., as well as numerous
nieces and nephews. Laura was born in Austin, TX on May 27, 1931. She later moved
to San Antonio with her parents, M.C. and Laura Mae Parrish and attended Harlandale
High School. Laura enjoyed successful careers with Bexar County Bank, E.J. Burke
and Sons before settling down to raise her and Dan's children. She was active
in her children's sports and school activities and served as an officer in the
P.T.A. and received a Lifetime Membership for her service. Laura was a kind and
gentle lady. She was a devoted wife, excellent mother and true friend. Laura's
true hobby was her family. She was happiest when involved in her families activities.
She will be missed by all who came in contact with her. Visitation will be Friday,
April 20, 2001, 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Funeral Service
will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2001, 1:00 P.M. in Sunset Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park. Sunset Funeral Home.
She was married to Allen Daniel Dockery (son of James
Willis Dockery and Cynthia Lee Cotter) on 10 Jul 1964 in
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. Allen Daniel Dockery
was born on 6 Sep 1931 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
(418) He died on 8 Nov 1987 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
(87) He was buried in Sunset Memorial, San
Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
San Antonio Express News, San Antonio, Texas
Tuesday November 10, 1987
Dockery dedicated to educating youth
Allen Daniel "Dan" Dockery a San Antonio educator for 32 years, "dedicated
his life to people," a high school principal said.
"He was an outstanding coach and educator who was always willing to help
in extracurricular activities," added Elton Churchill, principal of Churchill
Dockery, 56, a native San Antonian, died Sunday of cancer at Audie L. Murphy
Memorial veterans Hospital.
A 1948 graduate of Harlandale High School, he returned to Harlandale in 1953
to begin his teaching and coaching career after receiving his bachelors degree
from the University of Corpus Christi.
Dockery had been an assistant superintendent for the Southwest School District
since 1985 when illness forced his retirement in August, said his sister-in-law,
Jo Ann Dockery.
"The most painful thing he had to do was retire," she said. "That
was his whole Life -- teaching, education, and his family. He loved people and
people loved him," she said.
"He influenced a lot of. Teen-agers and adults he worked with," she
said. "He counseled many students as a vice principal and as a coach."
While he was a patient at Audie Murphy, Jo Ann. Dockery said, a nurse recognized
his name and told Dockery's wife that Dockery "made a profound difference
in my son's life."
The nurse explained that her son had been Dockery's student and was very upset
because he did not want to play football but thought his parents were pressuring
him into the sport. Dockery was the football coach at the time. He told her
son academics was the most important thing so her son decided to devote himself
After starting his career at Harlandale, Dockery was drafted into the Army.
He served two years before returning to the school as a mathematics and chemistry
teacher and a coach.
In 1956 he began 22 years of employment in San Antonio School District schools,
including Houston, Brackenridge, Jefferson, and Lanier high schools and Davis
He was vice principal of Churchill High School for seven years before becoming
an asisistant superintendent for the Southwest School District.
"He was a very dedicated father and family man," said his brother,
Ted Dockery, superintendent of the Bandera School District.
Dockery coached football, basketball and track at Houston and Lanier high schools,
Jo Ann Dockery said.
His career in, administration started as a dean at Brackenridge and he later
served its a vice principal at Jefferson and Churchill.
Churchill established the Dan Dockery Memorial Scholarship Fund on Monday, Jo
Ann Dockery, said. "I can't think of a nicer tribute."
Dockery was a starting offensive guard on Harlandale's football team but was
interested only in academics in college.
He did graduate work at Texas Tech University and received a master's degree
in school administration from Our Lady of the Lake University.
He was selected and was a current member of Phi Delta Kappa, an honorary society
Survivors include his wife, Laura May Parrish Dockery: son; Daniel Parrish Dockery
and daughter, Cynthia Lynn Dockery, both of San Antonio; father, James Willis
Dockery of San Antonio; and another brother in addition to Ted Dockery, James
Willis Dockery, Jr. of San Antonio.
Services will be at 4 p m. Wednesday at Sunset Funeral Home with the Rev. R.
B. Cooper, a Baptist minister, officiating.
Memorials may be in the form of contributions to the scholarship fund or to the
American Cancer Society.
Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park.
Laura May Parrish and Allen Daniel Dockery had the following children:
Daniel Parrish Dockery.
Cynthia Lynn Dockery.