Paul M. Drake

Paul M. Drake

Torrington, Goshen County, Wyoming, USA
Death 7 Jan 2015 (aged 94)
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Memorial ID 141130282 · View Source
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Published in Arizona Daily Star (Jan. 10, 2014):

Paul M. Drake was born June 23, 1920, in Torrington, WY.

He died January 7, 2015, peacefully at home in Tucson, AZ.

The youngest of nine children, Paul grew up during the Depression on a farm near Riverton, WY. The only one of his family to go to college, Paul graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1942 with a BS degree in animal science.

After graduation, he enlisted in the US Army Air Corps, where he served as a bombardier and bombardier instructor during WWII.

After discharge from the service in 1945, Paul returned home and in 1946 married Ellen Louise Hulme, a UW classmate.

They moved to Lander, WY, where they raised their three children. Paul worked as an agricultural extension agent of the UW on the Wind River Reservation for many years. He combined his experience in agriculture with his love for working with the young to establish 4-H clubs on the reservation.

In 1970 he joined the faculty at the University of Arizona Extension Service. He retired in 1985.

Paul is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ellen; son, Michael Drake (Patti) of Tucson; daughter, Susan Bookout (Deandra) of Portland, OR; son, David Drake (Cheryl) of Long Beach, CA; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Arrangements by Adair Funeral Home, Dodge Chapel, Tucson.

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  • Created by: Bill Bates
  • Added: 9 Jan 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 141130282
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Paul M. Drake (23 Jun 1920–7 Jan 2015), Find a Grave Memorial no. 141130282, ; Maintained by Bill Bates (contributor 47623045) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.