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Helen S. (Sudie) Drake
(March 8, 1922 - November 3, 2012)

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Helen S. (Sudie) Drake

Helen Sue (Sudie) Stroman Drake, age 90 of Seguin, passed away on November 3, 2012. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 9, 2012 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 2 to 7 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church with Rev. Dr. Paul Cross and Chaplain Rhonda Robbins officiating. Interment will follow in Monthalia Lutheran Cemetery in Gonzales County. Sudie was born on March 8, 1922 in Uvalde, Texas to William B. and Annie Menke Stroman. She attended Eagle Pass Schools graduated as Valedictorian from Eagle Pass High School. In 1941 she attended Texas Lutheran College (TLU) and was a proud member of the Class of 1942. She married Harrell Drake on February 6, 1943 and traveled around the world with him in the United States Air Force until he retired to Seguin in 1964. In May of 2012 she moved to Alz-Care in New Braunfels. Sudie is preceded in death by her loving husband of 69 years, Harrell M. Drake, her daughter, Patricia Drake, her parents, her brothers, Freddy Stroman and Leroy Stroman and his wife Annabelle. Survivors include three daughters and their husbands, Lynda and George Grisham, Elaine and Basil Shields, and Liz and David McFarland; 8 grandchildren who affectionately knew her as Neeno, Julie and Jon Snyder, Bryan and Courtney Schmidt, Brad and Erin Schmidt, Michelle and Noah Steinberg, Scott and Angelica Driggers, Laura and John Nash, Erika and Dean Braune, Andrea and Gary Taylor; and 17 great grandchildren; a brother and his wife, Bill and Nancy Stroman; sister-in-law, Pat Stroman; numerous nieces and nephews, close friends and neighbors. Serving as pallbearers will be Jon Snyder, Bryan Schmidt, Noah Steinberg, John Nash, Scott Driggers, Dean Braune, Brad Schmidt and Gary Taylor. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be given to Guadalupe Regional Hospice, 1215 East Court, Seguin, TX 78155,Faith Lutheran Church, 1326 E. Cedar, Seguin, TX 78155 and/or the Alzheimer’s Association, 7400 Louis Pasteur Dr, #200, San Antonio, TX 78229-4542 or to the charity of one’s choice.

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