Obituary: Vivian Ann Drake

Posted at 11:48 AM, May 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-14 13:48:11-04

Vivian Ann Drake, a wonderful servant of God, was born June 20, 1930 in Larimore, North Dakota to Ben and Lillian McCabe, and passed away at her home surrounded by her family on May 8, 2019.

Vivian graduated from Larimore High School and University of North Dakota at Grand Forks with a degree in Social Work.

After five and a half years working in the field, she retired and married her loving husband, George Drake, on September 1, 1956 in St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Larimore, ND.

Together they raised seven children, and they had one son, John, who passed shortly after birth.

Vivian most enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren camping, enjoying their cabin and family get-togethers, and spending time with her husband, George.

Vivian volunteered at St. Gerard’s and Holy Spirit Catholic Churches, and for a time at St. Vincent DePaul. George and Vivian also served on St. Gerard’s Marriage Encounter Team.

She earned the Mother of the Year Award at St. Gerard’s in 1993. She had 11 years active in Girl Scouting as an Assistant Leader and was awarded the Mother Elizabeth Ann Seaton Award.

She handmade over 10,000 rosaries that were dedicated to missions, service men, and churches worldwide.

Vivian went on a mission to Costa Rica with George and their daughter, Teri, to help build a church.

She felt her most precious gifts were her faith, her children, grandchildren, and friends.

George and Vivian were so proud of each of their children, and that each is a college graduate.

To read the complete obituary and share condolences, visit the Schnider Funeral Home website.