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Western Slope Obituaries 11-7-11

Raymond C. Drake, 83, of Cedaredge, Colo., passed away October 25, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born to Earl and Dora (Kimberling) Drake on April 29, 1928 in Riverside, Calif. He spent his childhood in Riverside and graduated from Riverside High School with the class of 1947.

He married Roberta Ann Jeffreys on August 27, 1950 in Riverside, Calif. To this union, a son and two daughters were born. The couple celebrated 36 years of marriage together before Roberta’s passing on October 4, 1987.

Raymond worked for the California Deptarment of Fish and Game; and was a captain at the City of Riverside, Calif. Fire Dept. where he retired in 1975. After retirement, Raymond moved to Colorado in 1979. He worked for the town of Cedaredge, then became jail administrator for the Delta County Sheriff’s Department where he retired in 1998.

He was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting big game, four-wheeling, shooting trap, photography and he loved music. More importantly, he was a devoted husband, father, “Papa” and Uncle Ray.

He is survived by his daughters, Nola Milts, Cedaredge, Colo., and Debi (Norman) McPeek, Grand Junction, Colo.; grandchildren, Holly (Justin) Hopkins and children Delaney and Trace, Collbran, Colo.; Michael (Cindy Wilson) Brown of Montrose, Colo., and his children Brock and Kylee and Timothy Drake all of Grand Junction, Colo.

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He was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta Drake; son, Daniel Drake; and a great-grandson, Dylan Pais.

Services were held November 3, 2011 at the Taylor Funeral Service Chapel, 682 1725 Road in Delta, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made in Raymond’s memory to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta, Colo., 81416.

View the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at http://www.TaylorFuneralService.com.

Raymond C. Drake, 83, of Cedaredge, Colo., passed away October 25, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born to Earl and Dora (Kimberling) Drake on April 29, 1928 in Riverside, Calif. He spent his childhood in Riverside and graduated from Riverside High School with the class of 1947.

He married Roberta Ann Jeffreys on August 27, 1950 in Riverside, Calif. To this union, a son and two daughters were born. The couple celebrated 36 years of marriage together before Roberta’s passing on October 4, 1987.

Raymond worked for the California Deptarment of Fish and Game; and was a captain at the City of Riverside, Calif. Fire Dept. where he retired in 1975. After retirement, Raymond moved to Colorado in 1979. He worked for the town of Cedaredge, then became jail administrator for the Delta County Sheriff’s Department where he retired in 1998.

He was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting big game, four-wheeling, shooting trap, photography and he loved music. More importantly, he was a devoted husband, father, “Papa” and Uncle Ray.

He is survived by his daughters, Nola Milts, Cedaredge, Colo., and Debi (Norman) McPeek, Grand Junction, Colo.; grandchildren, Holly (Justin) Hopkins and children Delaney and Trace, Collbran, Colo.; Michael (Cindy Wilson) Brown of Montrose, Colo., and his children Brock and Kylee and Timothy Drake all of Grand Junction, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta Drake; son, Daniel Drake; and a great-grandson, Dylan Pais.

Services were held November 3, 2011 at the Taylor Funeral Service Chapel, 682 1725 Road in Delta, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made in Raymond’s memory to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta, Colo., 81416.

View the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at http://www.TaylorFuneralService.com.

Raymond C. Drake, 83, of Cedaredge, Colo., passed away October 25, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born to Earl and Dora (Kimberling) Drake on April 29, 1928 in Riverside, Calif. He spent his childhood in Riverside and graduated from Riverside High School with the class of 1947.

He married Roberta Ann Jeffreys on August 27, 1950 in Riverside, Calif. To this union, a son and two daughters were born. The couple celebrated 36 years of marriage together before Roberta’s passing on October 4, 1987.

Raymond worked for the California Deptarment of Fish and Game; and was a captain at the City of Riverside, Calif. Fire Dept. where he retired in 1975. After retirement, Raymond moved to Colorado in 1979. He worked for the town of Cedaredge, then became jail administrator for the Delta County Sheriff’s Department where he retired in 1998.

He was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting big game, four-wheeling, shooting trap, photography and he loved music. More importantly, he was a devoted husband, father, “Papa” and Uncle Ray.

He is survived by his daughters, Nola Milts, Cedaredge, Colo., and Debi (Norman) McPeek, Grand Junction, Colo.; grandchildren, Holly (Justin) Hopkins and children Delaney and Trace, Collbran, Colo.; Michael (Cindy Wilson) Brown of Montrose, Colo., and his children Brock and Kylee and Timothy Drake all of Grand Junction, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta Drake; son, Daniel Drake; and a great-grandson, Dylan Pais.

Services were held November 3, 2011 at the Taylor Funeral Service Chapel, 682 1725 Road in Delta, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made in Raymond’s memory to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta, Colo., 81416.

View the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at http://www.TaylorFuneralService.com.