|Birth: ||Nov. 9, 1922|
|Death: ||Jun. 4, 2010|
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
Jessie Franklin Welch (1885 - 1936)
Molissie Jane Welch (1892 - 1980)
N V Drake (1932 - 2007)*
Timothy Dexter Drake (1965 - 2012)*
Alva Lee Jones (1912 - 1993)*
Dora Mae Welch Clark (1914 - 1991)*
Thomas John Welch (1916 - 1916)*
Mary Welch Beckham (1917 - 1967)*
John B. Welch (1919 - 2002)*
Opal Beatrice Welch Drake (1922 - 2010)
Jessie Mabry Welch (1926 - 1999)*
Raymond Alvin Welch (1928 - 1999)*
Eugene Lewis Welch (1931 - 1985)*
LeRoy E Welch (1934 - 1984)*
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Maintained by: William Green
Originally Created by: DogMama08
Record added: Aug 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75063292