Raymond Drake, age 71, was born in June 1947 and passed away in July 2018 surrounded by family.
Raymond is preceded in death by his parents, Fay and Gladys Drake.
He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia Drake; son, Robert Drake and wife, Katie; daughter, Sara Drake-Stepp and husband, Jeremy; grandchildren, Austen, Ashlyn, Isla, and Emelia; great grandchild, A J; sister, Marie Stephens and husband Eric, and brother.
Ray worked for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics for over 30 years and before worked for Beech Aircraft in Salina KS. He was known for his quiet demeanor, being a hard worker, his quick wit, and love for all things sci-fi. He loved the mountains, taking road trips with his family, and would want everyone who knew him to remember the happy times. He was happiest spending time with family and traveling with his wife of 50 years. Together they traveled most of the U.S. and parts of Canada. He was most at home on Colorado off-road trails. He also enjoyed fishing, photography, whittling, and creating yard art for his home. Ray was the best husband and father we could have asked for.
His ashes will be scattered, by his wife and children, in his favorite spot in the San Juan mountains. He will be sorely missed.
A special thanks to Community Hospice of Texas and to Dr. Robert Collins who allowed us to enjoy two extra years with Ray.
LeAnn Strickland Wright, age 58, passed from this earth into everlasting joy and life on July 25, 2018.
Family will receive guests from 2 to 3 pm Sunday with visitation and service to follow at 3 pm, at The Fountain Fellowship, 5298 Trail Lake Dr., Fort Worth, 76133.
She will be remembered for her creativity, comedy, endurance and love of God, her children and grandchildren. She was a passionate woman, she was playful, whimsical an all-in. She will be incredibly missed.
LeAnn is survived by her loving husband of 23 years, Russell W. Wright; children, Kyle Strickland, Mary Smith, Matthew Smith, Travis Wright and Nathaniel Wright; five grandchildren; sisters, Brenda Pullen and Linda Martin.
Martha Alicia Fregoso, age 52, passed away at John Peter Smith Hospital. God received her into his kingdom on July 8th 2018.
Family will receive guests with a viewing at St. Rita Catholic Church, 5550 E Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, 76112 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 12th.
Martha was born on June 12, 1966 and resided in Fort Worth, Texas with her children and grandchildren. She was a dedicated and loving mother, grandmother, and wife. Even as she fought courageously through the battles brought before her she still had strength and humbleness to serve others before self. She is preceded in death by her parents, Dolores Guerrero-Cortez and Adrian Gonzalez-Cortez.
She is survived by her loving children, grandchildren, and husband.
Debra Dee Bowers, age 63, passed away Tuesday July 3, 2018. She was born to John and Doris Steele in Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. in 1954. She lived with her parents until she married Mark Bowers in 1974. For the first time she moved to a different home, staying in the Pittsburgh area. She completed her B.S. degree at the University of Pittsburgh in Psychology, after her two sons were born. As her husband moved about the country, she followed him with the family, settling most recently in Richland Hills, Texas. During this period, she became a greater lady, a wonderful, loving wife and mother, and a loving friend to all she met. In her own fashion, she always supported her husband and sons, making them all the men that they are. She went to work in the financial industry stepping far outside of her comfort zone and grow into a new and different world. She will be badly missed on this earth by her friends, coworkers, and family. She now rests in peace with her Lord and God.
Debra is survived by her loving husband, Mark Bowers; sons, Mark A. Bowers II and wife, Marsha Bowers, Edward A. Bowers and wife, Brianna N. Bowers; former daughter-in-law, Karmin Bowers; grandchildren, Elizabeth Bowers, Victoria Bowers, Christian Lohr, Lucas A. Bowers, Sydney N. Bowers, Landon A. Bowers; parents, John E Steele and wife, Doris Steele.