April 16, 1938 ~ March 1, 2007
Barbara Drake, born April 16, 1938 in Newark, New Jersey was escorted home to the Father by her Guardian Angel March 1st, 2007. Barbara graduated from Teaneck High School, Teaneck, NJ. and also from Englewood Hospital School of Nursing and Jersey State Teachers College. At age 16, she won the New Jersey State Rifle Championship and held a Masters in the National Rifle Association. She later joined the US Air Force Corp, graduating from the Flight Nurse School of Aerospace Medicine. She was also a member of the Air Force Rifle Team. Barb proudly served her country during the Viet Nam War in Japan, Viet Nam, Grand Forks, ND and Rome, NY. She later recieved the highest award for Meritorious Civilian Service after retiring from nursing as an ICU nurse specialist at Brooke Army Medical Center in June of 1998.
Barbara had many hobbies including fishing, woodworking, horses and agility training and showing her Pembroke Welsh Corgies. Barbara was predeceased by her parents: Dorothy and Francis Drake; godparents: Rosemary and Joseph C. Biscay. Barbara was a godmother to Samuel M. Hinson of Seattle, WA. and Joshua Stevens of Knoxville, TN. She was a special sister to Margaret Fields of San Antonio, Francis J. and Christine Biscay of Iselin, NJ., Virginia Steel of Amityville, NY., Thomas J. and Glenda Biscay of Knoxville, TN., Mary Ellen and Ivan Novick of Pittsburgh, PA., Anne and Scott Lituchy of Glenridge, NJ., several nieces, nephews and numerous friends. Last but certainly not least, Barb is survived by 5 furry friends, Rosie, Rowdy, Bailey, Keena and Black.
Memorials may be sent to the Humane Society of Bexar County, 4804 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, TX. 78229 or Mission Plus Hospice, 10918 Vance Jackson, San Antonio, TX. 78230
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