Doryce Kathryn McKelvy, who was a business partner with her
, in the McKelvy Oil Co.
, died March 16 at the Atherton home where she
had lived since 1949. Ms. McKelvy attended Columbia University in New York City and worked for the A.D. McKelvy Co., where she met her husband.
They were married in 1947.
After many years in the company's cosmetics business, she
husband start and build the McKelvy Oil Co.
, a business of wildcatting for oil and gas-tapping into the Hugoton gas field.The couple also developed parcels of property in San Mateo, Redwood City, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Monterey, and Brazoria County, Texas. Ms. McKelvy was a member of the Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club, and the Beach and Tennis Club of Pebble Beach.She
was a Pink Lady at Stanford Hospital
.In later years, she
made philanthropic gifts to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Humane Society, the Kidney Foundation and the American Heart Association