A memorial service is scheduled for 10 am Tuesday, May 29, at West Main Baptist Church for Daisy Drake of Artesia, N.M.
Mrs. Drake, 85, died on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in Artesia.
Jason Kraft will officiate at the services. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary.
Daisy was born on October 31, 1932 in Glenwood, New Mexico; the daughter of George Armstrong and Amanda Allison Armstrong. She was a longtime resident of Artesia.
She married Ray "Pappy" Drake on December 24, 1946 in Lubbock, Texas. He preceded her in death on April 8, 2005.
She was the manager for the Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Stor for many years. She was a member of West Main Baptist Church, Senior Center and the Moose Lodge. Daisy loved playing bingo and SkipBo, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a son DeWayne Drake, a brother, five sisters; a grandson Joe Drake, and great-grandsons Bryce Martin and Braxton Hill.
Survivors include sons Chalk Drake and wife Larraine of Artesia, and David Bouk Drake and Ronnie Shulz of Artesia; daughter Joanna "Kiss" Martin and Eddie Sellers of Artesia; daughter-in-law Anita Drake of Artesia; sister Marie Stone of California; grandchildren Shawn and Amanda Martin, Billy and Michelle Drake, Cody and Crystal Martin, B.C.and Megan Martin, Dylan an Christine Drake, Stephen Drake, Katelyn Drake and Brett Hill, and Joel Shulz; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Chalk, Bouke, Kiss, and all of the family...I’m so sorry to hear about Aunt Daisy. Lots of fond memories of her! I can still see her sitting at the kitchen table when we were all playing SkipBo. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time!
Tina HammondWinnsboro, TX
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Al & Melinda
Al & Melinda PiperArtesia, NM
Daisy, my second sister. Really my cousin but felt like my older sister. You were so full of life and treated all of us with love. I will think of you, remembering our SkipBo games and popcorn and pizza. Thank you for being such an important part of my life. Will miss you very much. Love from your cousin, Judy.
Judy Allison McDonaldWeatherford, TX
My deepest condolences to the family. I loved Ms. Daisy. She was a terrific person. I loved talking to her when I was the Sr adult leader at church and I loved talking to her at San Pedro. She always called everyone Darling or sweetie. And even if she didn't recognize me anymore she always said hello. She was a love. I'll miss talking to her.
Glyna MullinsArtesia, NM
Chalk and Family,
You are in my thoughts and prayers. I know how much you loved your momma and how much she loved you. Praying for peace and you work through your grief. Cling to your family and your precious memories. Love you, my friend!
LuAnn BeardemphlLubbock, TX
So sorry to hear of your loss. Sincerely
Rhonda Blount CogginAndrews, TX