Russell Robert Drake

Russell Drake, 92, of Central Point, Ore., passed away Sunday, January 23, 2011, at Providence Medford Medical Center, with loving family by his side.

Russell was born October 13, 1918, in Eat Orange, N.J. On June 15, 1940, he married Gilda Romeyn. The marriage was later sealed on June 15, 1950, in the Salt Lake Temple, Utah. Russell and his wife moved to the Rogue Valley in 1972, to spend time with the family, the joy of their life.

Surviving family includes four sons, Bob, Rusty (Betty), Ron (Sue), Rick (Iris), one daughter, Gilda (Lloyd) DeSimone; 31 grandchildren and their spouses; 72 great-grandchildren and their spouses; and two great-great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 26, 2011, with viewing prior to services, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m., at the LDS church, located at 2305 Taylor Road, Central Point, Ore. Internment will follow at Memory Gardens Memorial Park.

Arrangements entrusted to Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives.

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