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Opal Beatrice "Big O" Welch Drake
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Birth: Nov. 9, 1922
Shawnee
Pottawatomie County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Jun. 4, 2010
Guthrie
Logan County
Oklahoma, USA

Opal Beatrice "Big O" Drake was born November 9, 1922, in Shawnee OK to Frank and Melissa Welch. She was the mountain of strength that her family clung to. She was the calm after the storm, and a shining star to those that knew and loved her. Opal passed away on June 4, 2010.

Opal was preceded in death by her husband N.V. Drake; both parents; eight siblings; and one great-grandchild.

She is survived by her children Lucy Field, Janette Brooks, Jarvis Brown, and Huldah Sanders, all of Guthrie OK, Valarie Gibson of Oklahoma City OK, and Tim Drake of Del City OK; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous family, friends, and loved ones.

Although we lost our earthly fellowship with you we are confident that Heaven has gained you. We will sorely miss our Mother, Grandmother, and friend. Until we see each other again we will cling to our blessed hope in Christ Jesus.

Smith-Gallo Funeral Home, Guthrie OK
 
 
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 Parents:
  Jessie Franklin Welch (1885 - 1936)
  Melissa Jane Welch (1892 - 1980)
 
 Spouse:
  N V Drake (1932 - 2007)*
 
 Children:
  Timothy Dexter Drake (1965 - 2012)*
 
 Siblings:
  Alva Lee Jones (1912 - 1993)*
  Dora Mae Welch Clark (1914 - 1991)*
  Thomas J Welch (1916 - 1916)*
  Mary Jones Beckham (1917 - 1967)*
  John B. Welch (1919 - 2002)*
  Opal Beatrice Welch Drake (1922 - 2010)
  Raymond Alvin Welch (1928 - 1999)*
  Eugene Lewis Welch (1931 - 1985)*
  LeRoy E Welch (1934 - 1984)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Edmond
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: DogMama08
Record added: Aug 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75063292
Opal Beatrice Big O <i>Welch</i> Drake
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