Mary Elizabeth Drake

mary drake

October 29, 1938 ~ August 17, 2022

Born in: Frazee, Minnesota
Resided in: Fargo, North Dakota

Memorial Service:

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.


Memorial Service - Tuesday: August 23, 2022 2:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


Visitation - Tuesday: August 23, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


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  1. Thinking of you all, as you grieve the passing of Mary. What a ‘team’ she and Chuck have been for many decades. She spoke with such pride in her family, and your memories of Mary will be priceless. God Bless You🙏

  2. I am very truly sorry for the loss of your wife and my condolences to your family. We live across the street and to the right. My husband and I have only waved to you in passing and have not formerly met. We have two kids and are always busy going to and from activities. Mary always had a smile on her face and a friendly wave. We will pray for peace to you and your family.
    Julie and Tom Shorma

  3. I’m so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. My condolences to Chuck and family. I’ve thought of her thru the years wondering how she was doing. I’ve also had the same dream at least twice where I go to visit her at the lake. I remember how important her grand kids were to her. She must have really enjoyed all those great grandkids. We worked alot of years together ❤

  4. My sympathies to Mary’s family and especially Chuck. They were a special team and I know she will be missed.

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