Melissa Renee (Oppermann) Dockery

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Melissa Renee (Oppermann) Dockery, 49, of La Grange died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 surrounded by her family at Seton
Medical Center in Austin. Melissa was born in La Grange on May 28, 1964, the daughter of Delores Lila (Quade)  Oppermann and the late Fred H. Oppermann. She married David Dockery on Oct. 16, 1982 at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in La Grange. Melissa worked as the Controller for Colorado Valley Telephone Cooperative receiving her 30 year service award. She was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was a volunteer for the Optimist Club and helped with the La Grange ISD scholarship program. Melissa dedicated 25 years of her life helping the children of the community. She is survived by her husband, David Dockery, of 31 years; daughter, Amanda Dittert and husband, Saxon, of Bryan; two sons: Ryan Dockery of Conroe and Tyler Dockery of La Grange; sister, Michelle Martin and husband, Scott, of La Grange; grandmother, Glennie Oppermann of Bastrop; aunt, Barbara Fulton of Bastrop; and father-in-law, Calvin Dockery of La Grange. She was preceded in death by her father, Fred Oppermann; grandparents, Arthur Oppermann and Robert and Elfa Quade; and mother-in-law, Margaret Dockery.  Visitation was held Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home. Family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. A prayer  service was held at 7 p.m. Funeral Services were held at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in La Grange at 2 p.m.
on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. Burial followed at La Grange City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Central Texas Region, 2433 Ridgepoint Drive B, Austin, Texas 78754 or St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 567, La Grange, Texas 78945. Family and friends can view and sign the  guestbook online at www.lagrangefunerals.com. Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home in La Grange was in charge of arrangements.   
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