Kelvin Joseph Drake

25 Jan 1925 - 17 Dec 2006

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Kelvin Joseph Drake

25 Jan 1925 - 17 Dec 2006
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Kelvin J. Drake Jr. Kelvin J. Drake, Jr. 'Grandpa' Kelvin Joseph Drake, Jr., 81, much loved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed a-way, surrounded by his family, Dec. 17, 2006, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Kelvin was born Jan. 25, 1925 in West Jordan, Utah the oldest son of Kelvin
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Kelvin Joseph Drake


Larkin Sunset Gardens

1702 E 10600 S
Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah
United States

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Our Children: Russell, Larry, Bryan, Shelee, Thomas

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Obituary Kelvin J. Drake Jr.

Colaborador: eagle billiongraves Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Kelvin J. Drake Jr. Kelvin J. Drake, Jr. "Grandpa" Kelvin Joseph Drake, Jr., 81, much loved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed a-way, surrounded by his family, Dec. 17, 2006, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Kelvin was born Jan. 25, 1925 in West Jordan, Utah the oldest son of Kelvin J. Drake and Ruth Sybrowsky. He married A. Fae Ostler Nov. 21, 1946 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She passed away Feb. 17, 2005. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He often told his children, "My life began the day I married my sweet-heart, Fae." They raised their family of five children in Midvale, Utah. He was a faithful member of the LDS Church, serving in many callings. In his early married life, he delivered milk for Hogan Dairy, and owned and operated Kel's 66 Service Station. He took early retirement from Jordan School District to care for Mom. Thanks to kind, loving neighbors, who made him part of their families. He is survived by children, Russell (Nancy) Drake, Bryan (Linda) Drake, Shelee (Rodney) Brady, Tom (Nancy) Drake; 22 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; brother, Merrill Drake; and sister, Evelyn Kay. Preceded in death by a son, Larry Everett Drake. Dad's legacy was the loving care of his eternal companion, our mom, and passing his love of the gospel of Jesus Christ on to his posterity. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006, at the Midvale 3rd Ward chapel, 7825 So. Olympus (220 West). Friends may call Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Goff Mortuary, 8090 So. State, and Wednesday at the church from 10-10:45 a.m. Interment, Larkin Sunset Gardens. Published in Deseret News on Dec. 18, 2006

Kelvin Joseph Drake Jr

Colaborador: eagle billiongraves Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

My father was a very gentle man. He had a great ability to teach without lecturing. He taught by allowing who he was teaching to be "the expert". You always felt very important around him. He was also quite shy. He would never accept accolades. He never knew how great of a man he was. His children, and grandchildren adored him. He cared so tenderly for his wife as she battled multiple sclerosis. They were a classic love story.

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Kelvin Joseph Drake was born on 25 Jan 1925
Kelvin Joseph Drake was 15 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
Kelvin Joseph Drake was 16 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa. Nazi Germany is the common English name for Germany between 1933 and 1945, when Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party (NSDAP) controlled the country through a dictatorship. Under Hitler's rule, Germany was transformed into a totalitarian state that controlled nearly all aspects of life via the Gleichschaltung legal process. The official name of the state was Deutsches Reich until 1943 and Großdeutsches Reich from 1943 to 1945. Nazi Germany is also known as the Third Reich, from German Drittes Reich, meaning "Third Realm" or "Third Empire", the first two being the Holy Roman Empire and the German Empire. The Nazi regime ended after the Allied Powers defeated Germany in May 1945, ending World War II in Europe.
Kelvin Joseph Drake was 33 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
Kelvin Joseph Drake was 40 years old when Thirty-five hundred United States Marines are the first American land combat forces committed during the Vietnam War. The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
Kelvin Joseph Drake was 48 years old when Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some US perspectives. The majority of Americans believe the war was unjustified. The war would last roughly 19 years and would also form the Laotian Civil War as well as the Cambodian Civil War, which also saw all three countries become communist states in 1975.
Kelvin Joseph Drake was 55 years old when Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, United States, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage. Mount St. Helens or Louwala-Clough is an active stratovolcano located in Skamania County, Washington, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is 50 miles (80 km) northeast of Portland, Oregon and 96 miles (154 km) south of Seattle, Washington. Mount St. Helens takes its English name from the British diplomat Lord St Helens, a friend of explorer George Vancouver who made a survey of the area in the late 18th century. The volcano is located in the Cascade Range and is part of the Cascade Volcanic Arc, a segment of the Pacific Ring of Fire that includes over 160 active volcanoes. This volcano is well known for its ash explosions and pyroclastic flows.
Kelvin Joseph Drake was 65 years old when Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation. Ideologically an African nationalist and socialist, he served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) party from 1991 to 1997.
Kelvin Joseph Drake died on 17 Dec 2006 at the age of 81
Grave record for Kelvin Joseph Drake (25 Jan 1925 - 17 Dec 2006), BillionGraves Record 10007547 Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States