Mrs. Ruth Evelyn Carlson Dockery, age 81, passed away Monday, May 6, 2013. She was born Nov. 5, 1931 in Grand Rapids, Mich., to Roy Carlson and Evelyn Huffman Carlson. Mrs. Dockery was a resident of Port Charlotte and Ponce De Leon. She was Baptist by faith. She was a member of the Homemakers Club of Holmes County in Ponce De Leon. She was also a member of the Weight Watchers Program. She and her husband created the Red and White Diver Down Flag for the safety of SCUBA divers. This flag has helped save the lives of many divers around the world. She and her husband developed the Vortex Spring Diving Resort in Ponce De Leon. Also, in the 1960's they developed the Diatom Filter® for water filtration which became an industry. They also invented the Numatic Yokes in the diving industry, and the Preset Piston Regulators. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.
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Mrs. Dockery was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Devan Dockery; one brother, Carl Carlson, and one grandson, Miles Dockery.
Mrs. Dockery is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Denzel "Doc" J. Dockery of Port Charlotte and Ponce De Leon; one son, Daryl Dockery and wife Angela of Ponce De Leon; one daughter, Connie Taylor and husband Danny of DeFuniak Springs; two brothers, Rex Carlson and wife Barbara of Painsdale, Mich., Roy Carlson and wife Beverly of Grand Blanc, Mich.; nine grandchildren, Erika Rice, Mariah Taylor, Logan Taylor, Andrea Kaczorowski and husband Joel, Dena McCormick and husband Micah, Chase Crow, Jeremy Dockery and wife Renea, Carrie Dockery, and Ryan Dockery, and 11 great grandchildren.
A time of visitation was held from 2 to 3 p.m., Friday, May 10, 2013 at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home Chapel; 230 Park Avenue; DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Friday, May 10, 2013 at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home Chapel; 230 Park Avenue; DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435 with the Rev. Kenneth Harrison officiating. Floral arrangements are being accepted. You may go online to view obituaries, offer condolences and sign guest book at www.clary-glenn.com. Clary-Glenn Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
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Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on May 15, 2013