Doris J. Ulery, 85, of Delaware formerly of Lancaster and Marengo passed away Wednesday (Nov. 2, 2011) at Grady Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
She was born in Westerville on Jan. 29, 1926 to the late Claude and Ethel (Forman) Pickering and was a graduate of Johnstown High School in 1945. Doris married Don Ulery in 1951, after being introduced at the Rollerland Skating Rink in Columbus. Together they just recently and very proudly celebrated their 60 year anniversary and renewed their wedding vows on Oct. 13. They shared all the good and special cookies in life together, raising a family and caring for each others needs through the thick and thin. Don boldly and proudly claimed that she was a good wife and a devoted mother possessing the best in homemaking skills. When her children were young, she was active in their 4-H horse activities. Doris gave piano lessons at home and had been the organist for the Marengo United Methodist Church, where she was a member. Always even tempered, she loved children and baby sitting in her home. She also enjoyed camping and was member of the Amanda United Methodist Church.
In addition to her beloved husband, Don, she is also survived by daughters, Denise (Tony) Mundl of Radnor and Darlene (Tom) Shaw of Lancaster; four grandchildren; and brother, Claude Pickering of New Lexington.
She was preceded in death by brother, Charles Pickering; and sisters, Margaret Dixon and infant Barbara.
Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St., Delaware. Graveside services will follow at 1:30 p.m. in Fancher Cemetery with the Rev. Bruce Benzing officiating.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Odyssey Hospice, 540 Office Center Place, Columbus, OH 43230.
Condolences may be expressed at snyderfuneralhomes.com.