Shirley Ann Drake

On Tuesday, Jan. 21 of Alexandria, Va. Loving husband of Charles B. Drake; mother of Darin Drake of Md. and sister of James O. Parker of Nevada. She will truly be missed by many friends and relatives. Shirley was born in Hawthorne, NV on Oct. 31, 1936 to Fred and Carol Parker. She attended high school before moving to San Diego for college when she met her husband Major Charles B. Drake. Shirley and Chuck were married for 55 years. She was a loving mother; active member of the Marine wives and Porsche clubs; avid volunteer; and Chuck’s best friend and love of his life. A gathering will be held at Jefferson Funeral Chapel, 5755 Castlewellan Dr. Alexandria, Va. 22315 on Sat., Feb. 1 from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers,  memorial contributions may be made in her honor to the Fisher House Foundation at Please view and sign the family guestbook at