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Barbara Drake

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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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  1. i always liked barbara as a friend and nurse, she was the best! i enjoyed working with her. she would always take the time to say hello and talk to me. she will be missed by me. i know she is in a happy place today .may the angels embrace her. God bless and keep her.

  2. I always enjoyed sharing stories about our dogs with Barbara during dog agility classes and at agility trials. She truly loved her dogs. I will miss her.

  3. Loved Barbara and her way with tools and dogs and out-of-line people. You will be missed,but rest assured that you will not be fogotten. Love, Ginny and Sallie

  4. Barb was a great nurse and I learned a lot from her working in ICU at BAMC. When I needed a kennel, she sent me to the best. Without that I would not have my best friend Bubba, a 13 1/2 year old black Lab. When I thought I was getting divorced and was down and depressed, she sent me to the best and got my attitude changed arond 180 degrees. She touched many lives and will be missed.

  5. I would like to offer my Condolences to Barbara’s Family and Friends. I didn’t have the pleasure of getting to know her better, but She has made a impression in my memory.

  6. Barbara was a very special person, and dear friend. We where so happy she touched our lives and enriched us. Even tho we want get to here her sweet voice and lovely stories, and her words of wisdom she will always be in our hearts. Barbara we will miss you but always love you. Belinda and David Heumann

  7. Barb was like a sister to me… She always had time to listen, to advise, in good times and in bad times. I always knew she was there for me… that is what true friends do. Barb was the best… She will be missed so very, very much.

  8. Barbara, Enjoy eternity with God. You touched so many lives and made this world a better place with your wit and smile. We will all miss you, but we share in the knowledge that you are in a place of endless love. P.S. You were one of the coolest people I ever met!

  9. Five years ago we first met Barbara when she came to our Agility Class with her Pembroke Welch Corgi “Rowdy”. I will always remember Barbara saying “Do yo think I should pull him from Agility now or does he have what it takes to compete”. Well Barbara he did have what it took and so did his brother Bailey. Barbara soon became a very close friend to us and every holiday she drove up to our house with “goodies” of food and gifts and we will always remember her for her great hospitality. Rest in peace dear friend. We will see you at the Rainbow Bridge.

  10. We know that Barbara has found peace, our thoughts and prayers are with those that were closest to her. She was a very dear and kind person. I will miss seeing her at trials. She always went out of her way to say hi and talk to friends. God bless you all.

  11. Dear Family, My journey in life cross paths with Barbara at Euro Dog Center. She had such a way of making people feel warm and comfortable (like the sun) Thank you Barbara for the short time I had with you. You warmed my heart Happy Trails Judy and teammates

  12. Thoughts and prayers go to family, friends, and loved ones, for the loss of this remarkable, intelligent women. From the staff of Dr. William Craig

  13. Although it had been awhile since we’ve seen each other,Aunt Barb & I shared e-mails,& they always made me smile, you will be missed but never forgotten.. love ya!!! Wendy

  14. Barbara’s love of life, competition and her wonderful family will always be an inspiration to me.

  15. I was privledged to know Barbara a short time as her hospice nurse, but I am very honored for her to have shared her last days with me. She and Marg will remain in my thoughts and prayers all the days of my life here on earth. Blessings…

  16. I will miss seeing Barbara at the agility trials. She always had a friendly smile to offer to everyone she came in contact with at the shows. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Ann Brawner

  17. I greatly enjoyed talking to Barbara about horses,dogs and her life experiences at agility shows. I will miss her dearly as she was always a great person to be around. When Bailey earns his MACH it will mean so much to all of us. You will always be in my thoughts and heart.

  18. Happy Birthday in Heaven. You are not forgotten.Fond memories keep reminding us of your love of life and whimsical deliverance of your wisdom.

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