Evelyn Lura Drake


Evelyn Lura Drake passed away on October 14th, 2021 at home in Chaparral, New Mexico. Evelyn was born on July 26th, 1936 in Earth, Texas to Henry and Lela Locke Reaves.

A longtime resident of Socorro, New Mexico, Evelyn married Billy Drake on July 9th, 1955 and worked at the Socorro Cafe, the Hillger Oil Company, as a professional cake decorator at Supermart, and quality control at Tripps Jewelers.

Evelyn and her husband Billy were active leaders in the Socorro 4-H Club, where they mentored many of Socorro’s youth.

An active seamstress and 42 player, she was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Calvin, H.C., Charles, and Jearld, and her sisters Lucille, Willie, and Frances.

Evelyn is survived by her husband of 66 years, Billy Drake, her sister Doris Wheeler of Tyler, Texas, her children Stanley (Christi), Barbara (Edward Efsic), and Jimmy, Lawrence Borbon. She is also survived by her grandchildren Joni (Doug) Patterson, Stuart Hill, Charles Drake, and Tamara Garza, and by her great grandchildren Kaysie Hill, Kamden Patterson, and Levi Garza, and many nieces and nephews who loved her very much.

A memorial service was held on October 23d, 2021 at their home in Chaparral, New Mexico

Date of Birth: July 26th, 1936

Date of Death: October 14th, 2021

Contact Information: Barbara Efsic, (530) 315-0060