Denise A. Drake
Longtime Homer resident Denise A. Drake died, Monday, Aug. 7, 2006, at the South Peninsula Hospital in Homer. She was 81.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at the Homer Elks Lodge No. 2127, 215 W. Jenny Lane in Homer. Pastor Floyd Seekins will officiate.
Mrs. Drake was born May 7, 1925, in Alencon, France. She came to America in 1949 as a World War II bride. She moved to Homer in June 1963 and worked at the Best Western Bidarka. She then moved to Anchorage, where she worked for the Alaska Psychiatric Institute, from which she retired in 1992. After retiring, she moved to Soldotna. In 2002, she moved to Wasilla and returned to Homer in 2003.
Mrs. Drake was a member of the Grace Bible Church. She enjoyed knitting, sewing and music.
“We must remember our mom as a very giving mother who was always there for us whether it was cooking, cleaning or sewing for us. But most of all, the unconditional love she gave us was the greatest gift,” the family said.
Mrs. Drake was preceded in death by her son, Michel Drake; grandson, Ivan Drake; and former husband, Arnold P. Drake.
She is survived by her sons, Daniel Drake and his wife, Helen, of Sterling, Raymond Drake and wife, Christy, of Anchor Point, Roger Drake and wife, Dawn, of Kasilof and Andre Drake and wife, Diana, of Anchor Point; daughters, Lilliane Loosli and her husband, John, of Andrews, Texas, Evelyn Drake-Kuretich and husband, Tim Sr., of Wasilla, Josette Smith of Topeka, Kan., Diana Weiss and husband, Matt, of Midland, Texas, and Marie Drake of Topeka; 19 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and nephew, Ron Drake and his wife, Ann, of Escondido, Calif.
Arrangements were made by Homer Funeral Home.
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