SAN MARCOS—Visitation will be held at Pennington Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 28, from 5: 00 – 6:30 pm. Funeral ser- v ices for Lila Lee Dockall, 86, of San Marcos, were held Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 at First United Methodist Church in San Marcos.
Mrs. Dockall died Dec. 25, 2011.
She was born to Eugene and Mae Della Rauch on Nov. 19, 1925, in San Antonio.
Mrs. Dockall graduated from Hot Wells High School in 1943 and worked as a medical stenographer performing autopsies at Brooke Army General Hospital during World War II.
She attended the University of Texas and transferred to Southwest Texas State University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1949.
While in school, Mrs. Dockall worked as an administrative assistant to the president of Southwest Texas State University.
She married Wallace Dockall in 1947 in Rockdale.
They spent their first years together in San Marcos as students at Southwest Texas State.
The couple moved to Austin in 1953 and returned to San Marcos in 1965.
Mrs. Dockall devoted her life to the care and support of her family, church and community. She was a Christian evangelist, teacher and prayer warrior who served as a Sunday school teacher to the corpsmen at Gary Job Corps Center and later lead children’s bible studies at Southside Community Center.
Mrs. Dockall earned her real estate license and managed the family rental property.
She served as a volunteer to assist patients and their families at the Central Texas Medical Center in San Marcos.
Mrs. Dockall was a long-time member of First United Methodist Church of San Marcos, where she served as a leader of the United Methodist Women’s organization.
Survivors are her husband, Wallace Dockall; a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Robert Ash; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Donna Dockall; and four grandchildren, Katherine Ash, Matthew, Rebecca and Leeann Dockall.
Memorials may be made to VistaCare Hospice or First United Methodist Church of San Marcos.