October 29, 1938 ~ August 17, 2022
Resided in: Fargo, North Dakota
Mary E. Drake, 83, Fargo passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2022 with family by her side at Sanford Hospice House, Fargo.
Mary was born October 29, 1938 in Frazee, MN to Sidney and Elizabeth (Nunn) Edwards. She graduated from Long Beach California High School in 1956.
She married Charles Drake on May 9, 1959 in Long Beach, California. They made their home in California and Hawaii where Charles served in the Navy. They returned to California in 1963 before moving to Detroit Lakes, MN and finally settling down in Fargo.
She worked for the Moorhead Police Department for many years. She also helped at Drake Counseling where Charles was the owner/operator.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Charles, Fargo, ND; daughters, Teri (Randy) Vareberg, Vergas, MN, Lori Drake, Fargo, ND; 3 grandchildren, Jennifer (Shane) Rohweder, West Fargo, ND, Steven Vareberg, Horace, ND, Charles (Krystal) Vareberg, Detroit Lakes, MN; 7 great-grandchildren, Kailyn, Halle, Korbin, Kash, Kloee, Piper, Flannery, sister, Sharon Hill, Detroit Lakes, MN and her beloved yorkies, Maggie and Molly.
She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings.