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Rhoton Funeral Home

1511 South Interstate 35E, Carrollton, TX

OBITUARY

HELEN RYAN DRAKE

April 28, 1928August 3, 2019

The family of Helen Ryan Drake is saddened by her passing on Saturday the 3rd of August, 2019 at Baylor Medical Center in Plano, Texas. Helen had been suffering from several health issues the last six months and was not able to overcome this last battle. Helen was born on April 28, 1928 in El Paso, Texas. She was a proud graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and taught third and fourth grade for over thirty years in Fabens Independent School District in Fabens, Texas.

Her priority in life was always her family but The University of Texas Longhorns and The Dallas Cowboys were a close second and third. She also loved watching Lee Trevino and Tiger Woods.

After the death of husband Earl, she and son Ben moved to Coppell, Texas to be near her family. During that time she attended numerous sporting events, dance and choir recitals, and birthday parties; both locally and out of town. Helen made many friends at the Coppell YMCA as member of the Silver Sneakers.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years Earl Garvin Drake, Jr.; her parents Joe and Mary Ryan, her brother James Ryan and sister Mary King. She will be greatly missed by her three children; John & wife Cindy Drake of Dallas, Ben Drake of DeSoto, and Ginger Lovelady of Coppell. She also leaves behind grandson Matthew Drake and wife Megan, great grandson and granddaughter Mason and Merritt; granddaughter Emily Base and husband Eric, great grandson and granddaughter Ryan and Taylor, granddaughter Jenna Walsh and husband Matt; granddaughter Avery Platt and husband Kevin; and grandson Drake Lovelady.

A joyous celebration of her life will be held on Monday the 12th of August 2019 at 2PM in the chapel at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship located at 4141 International Parkway, Carrollton, TX. A reception is to be held afterward on the Bent Tree campus with surprise treats to be served!

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in her name to the Family Scholarship Fund for Joni & Friends Summer Camp for special need families at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship. Please make the check payable to "Joni & Friends/ Texas" and place "Bent Tree Families" on the memo line. Donations may be mailed to 4141 International Parkway, Carrollton, TX 75007 and in care of Carol Slater, or online at Bent Tree Families Account: benttree.org/jonifriends-retreat-support.

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  • Survived by her three children; John & wife Cindy Drake of Dallas, Ben Drake of DeSoto, and Ginger Lovelady of Coppell. She also leaves behind grandson Matthew Drake and wife Megan, great grandson and granddaughter Mason and Merritt; granddaughter Emily Base and husband Eric, great grandson and granddaughter Ryan and Taylor, granddaughter Jenna Walsh and husband Matt; granddaughter Avery Platt and husband Kevin; and grandson Drake Lovelady.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Monday, August 12, 2019

Memories

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David Ryan

August 12, 2019

Love you Aunt Helen. Your Love will stay with me forever

Margie Hernandez Medina

August 11, 2019

My deepest condolences to the family. Mrs. Drake was my teacher when she taught in Fabens. John was also one of my classmate
β€œSenior Class of 1970.”

Manny & Mony Velarde

August 11, 2019

Our sincere condolences to John, Ginger, Ben, and their families. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
We have fond memories of Mrs. Drake and her husband Earl. Mrs. Drake was one of the most caring and thoughtful teacher any student could have.
Heaven has gained an angel.
Rest In Peace, Mrs. Drake.
Manny & Mony Velarde

Veronica Perez

August 11, 2019

RIP Mrs. Drake .. condolences and blessings to her family . I was one of her students in fourth grade in Fabens, Tx. I will always cherish your mememory.

Irma Lujan

August 11, 2019

My condolences to all the family πŸ˜’πŸ’” Mrs.Drake is finally home. The Drakes were such lovely people. I went to school with Ginger. They are a part of our memories of that little town called Fabens which will always remain in our hearts. May GOD comfort the family through this difficult time. RIP Mrs. DrakeπŸ™πŸ»β€οΈ

Sandra Reinhardt

August 10, 2019

I remember Mrs. Drake from Fabens where she taught school and her wonderful husband ran the hardware store. Never did I see either of them that they did not have a smile on their face and love in their heart. God bless each of them and their families. Much love, Sandra and Dale Reinhardt

Norma Gonzales

August 7, 2019

My deepest condolences to family and friends of Mrs. Drake. Mrs. Drake was my childhood teacher. She was such a beautiful kind hearted person that expected only the best out of her students. Every time I pass by her old house in Fabens, a smile comes to my face. She will forever be in my heart ❀

Roberto Olivas

August 7, 2019

Our condolences John..Ginger..Ben.and family. Rest in peace Helen.
Mary Lou..Beto Olivas
FABENS Texas

Michelle Harrison

August 6, 2019

RIP Ms Drake..I remember you as a good,attentive Teacher caring person too.Its been years since those school days but I wont forget that smile.God bless your family ,I pray God will comfort them as they go through this sad time.God bless
Michelle(Williams) Mikki Harrison
* Class of "83"*
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