Izetta Dorothy Drake
Originally published Friday, September 22, 2017 at 05:59a.m.
Izetta Dorothy (Ike/Sandy) Drake lost her long battle with diabetes and renal failure on September 9, 2017 in the company of family.
Izetta was born in Long Beach, California in March 3, 1952 to Eugene and Dorothy Kenworthy.
Izetta met her husband Lloyd when both were teenagers. The two would marry at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Kingman, Arizona in 1969 and had a lifelong love affair and nearly 40 years of marriage until Lloyd’s passing in 2009.
The two would go on to live in Minnesota, California and eventually return to Kingman in 1992.
Izetta was preceded in death by parents, Eugene and Dorothy Kenworthy and brother, Donald Faust.
She is survived by three adopted children – Shauna Drake (Scott Burns), Kari Dubay and Steven Drake; two grandchildren, Dominic and Devon Dubay; three sisters Tonya Collins (Gene), Susan Corey (Gary), Mary Kearns (Steve), brother Steve Kenworthy (Dolly), as well as many nieces and nephews.
Izetta was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a loving, compassionate person and consummate caregiver who would gladly give you the shirt off her back or her last dollar. As a wife of a Vietnam Veteran, she was an active member of the VFW auxiliary and avid military supporter. She enjoyed bingo with friends and making handy crafts such as sewing, knitting and crochet. She was well liked by all she met and loved deeply by her family and friends.
No services will be held.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Fresenius Kidney Care in Kingman, 1721 Airway Ave,, Kingman, AZ 86409, or VFW Post 3516, Robert J. Curran Post, 2826 Wikieup Ave, Kingman AZ 86401.