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Obituary for David R. Drake

David R.  Drake

David R. Drake passed away Thursday, April 28, 2011 at the Taos Living Center with his Taos family in attendance. He was born 12-07-1927 in Fostoria, Ohio to Ernest and Pearl Boohultz. His first visit to Taos, NM was in 1948 where he attended a class at the Harwood Library. He was educated at Indiana University, Bloomington and received his MA , German, from University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1952.

After a career of teaching languages, living in San Francisco, and traveling he retired to Taos in 1991. David loved language, his cats, literature, especially the classics, films, history, and opera. He was a volunteer at the Taos Public Library and The Southwest Research Center-UNM-Taos. David enjoyed his walks to the World Cup on the Plaza and the company there.

His parents and sister, Rose, preceded him in death. He is survived by his Taos family: Cindy Robison, Nita Murphy, Sandi Welter, Eric Lambert, Adam, Mary Ann, Sierra, and

Israel Ferguson and his beloved extraordinary cat Baggins.

His ashes will be scattered in a private ceremony according to his wishes.

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