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Obituary for Sylvia Dockrey Ellis

February 22, 1926 - December 31, 2018
San Antonio, Texas | Age 92


Sylvia Dockrey Ellis, age 92, passed away on Monday, December 31, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Sylvia was born in Carlton District, Victoria, Australia, the only child of Mary Sylvia McNamara and Francis Joseph Dockrey. At 21, she went to England as an ice skater and finished her 15-year skating career with Holiday on Ice in Europe.

Returning to Melbourne, Australia, Sylvia worked as a secretary at an oil production company. In 1969, she answered an ad for secretarial work with a construction company in Papau, New Guinea. She met her husband, John Dickerson Ellis, and they were married in Port Moresby, New Guinea in 1971.

She and John spent the next 13 years on the job sites in South France, Australia, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. They finally settle in San Antonio, TX.

She is preceded in death by her father, Francis Dockrey; her stepfather, Matt Hodge; her mother, Mary Hodge; her beloved husband, John; and son-in-law, Jose Lucas Sanchez.

She is survived by her three step-daughters, Nancy Jennings, San Diego, CA; Maggi (Gary) Oswald, San Antonio, TX; Laura Sanchez, Austin, TX; grandchildren, Ricardo (Kara) Sanchez, and Veronica (John) Wolhtman; great-grandchildren, Eliza and Richard Sanchez, and Calliope, Ava, and Lucas Wohltman; all of Austin, TX; and numerous 2nd and 3rd cousins in Australia.

A memorial service will be held on January 25, 2019 at 2:00pm in the Reflection Room of Porter Loring Mortuary North, 2102 North Loop 1604 East, San Antonio, TX.

The family wishes to thank Dr. John Gresham, Dr. Erin Reese, and the staff of Brookdale Maltsberger for their kindness, care and compassion, making Sylvia's life the best it could be.

Donations in her memory may be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Hospital, Houston, TX.

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