Mavis Drake

Mavis Boyd Drake

1935 - 2021

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Mavis Kershaw Boyd Drake Sunrise January 27, 1935 Sunset January 12, 2021. Mavis was born in Richmond, Virginia Only Daughter of Lolita Dolores Kershaw Crabb (Boyd) Silent Moving Pictures Actress And Musician And James Aubrey Fair Boyd Author Writter Graduate Of The University Of Glasgow Scotland. He Served in The First World War After The War Continued To Write And Taught At The University Of California Berkeley.


She is Sister Of Aubrey Peter Boyd And John Graham Boyd Fighter Pilot Who Gave His Life Served With Valor Honor In World War II.


Mavis Performed On Radio From A Very Young Age And Continued Music Stage Modeling And Performing. Mavis Was in The Graduating Class Of Los Angeles Seinor High School 1952 Which She Truly Honored And Loved The Reunions. She Attended College at MPC Monterey Pennisula College and Was A part Of the Young Women’s League That Hosted Galla for First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. She Attended First College Cowell At University Of California Santa Cruz And With Honors Cabrillo College.


Her Dear Mother Proceeded Her Days before Her Wedding. Mavis Married Stanley Drake At 19 After Graduating From MPC Moved From Pacific Grove To Santa Cruz. Mavis's Grandmother Helena Antoinette Had Her Apple Orchards And General Store In Wastonville, Ca .Her Mother And Family Are Rooted In The Bay And Central Coast And Each One Held A Special Love In Their Heart For The Natural Beauty And Made it Their Home.


Mavis Is From A Lineage Of Strong True Hearted Women It Is A Part Of The Foundation Of What Made Her Who She Is .Mavis Gave Her Life To Service Faith Family Community The Greater Good. She Shinned Her Light and Made All Our Lives Better For It. 


Mavis is God Daughter of Mrs. Moran and Mr. Moran Who Were Lifetime Parishioners of Our Lady Star of the Sea Church Santa Cruz. The Morans Are Strong In The Community And Mavis Made Them Proud As She Is Devote And True And Displayed Divine Grace. Mavis Made A Legacy At Our Lady Star Of The Sea Reaching All Over The County And The World. 


She Was Truly Passionate Preservered With Great Compassion Understanding Especially For Those Struggling In Need. She Worked With So Many Organizations And Individuals Throughout Her Life Bringing Up Her Family Here In Santa Cruz. The Co - Existence of Love and Peace with One Another. Know The Divine In Everyone No Matter Our Differences.


 The Great Blessing Grace So Selflessly Gave Of Her Self And Led Others To Know You. She Shinned Her Light And Touched Many Far And Wide. Lifting Her Voice To REJOICE In You And Uplift Nuture And Heal A True Divine Gift.


 In 1987 Mavis Preformed 1st Soprano for Pope John Paul II Mass At Laguna Secca Monterey, Ca. 

Mavis Cantored Clergy And Was A LifeTime Parishioner At Our Lady Star Of The Sea Santa Cruz, Ca.She Was Appointed By Sister Barbara To Sing In Italy. A Musican Teacher Activist Civil Rights Humantarian and Supporter Ally LBGT Eviromentalist Wild Life Animals.

She Was Of Civil Service Worked For Senator Henry Mello. St. Mary’s Watsonville, Ca. Catholic Charities The Arch Diocese Of Monterey, County Of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz City School District, Pajaro Valley Unified School District , Santa Cruz County Office Of Education, Cabrillo College. Dominican Sisters Dominican Hospital. Cabrillo College Foundation


Irvin Smith The Chapel Of The Four Seasons, Festival Singers, Beach St. Revival, Performing Arts Foundation Save The Music Keep Music And The Arts In Schools, Motion Pacific, Club Image.

Professional Singer USO, the DNC, the Voter Polls. Also Well As Working With Children And Adults With Disabilities. 

Salvation Army, March of Dimes, MDA Jerrys Kids Telethon, United Way, Special Olympics, 

United C. Palsy. Shinners, Adopt a Family, Toys for Tots, St. Jude's Children’s Hospital, CMN children’s miracle network Jacobs Heart. Support Autism Family Network Santa Cruz.


She Worked With St. Vincent de Paul, St. Francis Soup Kitchen, Veterans Hall, Grey bears, Loaves And Fishes, Jesus Mary And Joseph House, YLI, Portugese Holy Family Guild Member As Well As Her Youngest Daughter Appointed By Americo And Emily Olivera Santa Cruz. CPDES. Many Organizations


Ameisty International Churches Communities AME, Carribeian Ball, Supporter Of The Black Coalition, Word Of Life Westside Santa Cruz , NAACP, Christian Community Churches Friends In Faith Rev. Cassius Clay. Support Concert The Ink Spots With Jay Dixon And Robert " Big Boi" Stagnaro, Support Save Light House Field, Support Save The Redwoods, Support Protect Monterey Bay Sanctuary ,Support Save The Circles WS, Support ColdWater Classic, Support Surfrider, Support O'neil Sea Odyssey Support Save Our Shores, Support Pack Your Trash, Support Live Like Jay, Support, Protect The Farm Lands, Supporter Farm Aid, Support 4H,Support Santa Cruz County Fair, UFW, La Familia, Beach Flats Garden, Support BLM, Musilum Friends In Coexist in Peace Ahava Synagogue Temple , All The Tribes And Clans Blessed Mother Earth. All Interfaith

The Quakers, The Lyons Club, Elks, Moose Lodge, Grange Hall, Eagles Hall, Holy Cross, St Josephs Shrine, St. Claires, St. Johns, St. Joesephs, St Patricks.

Healing Mass Annointed, AMMA, Land Of The Medicine Buddah, Scottish Festival Persession House Of Boyd High Lands Park Ben Lomand Gathering Of The Clans, Irish, Italian, Greek, Chinese, Peruvian, African, India, Latin, Spanish, Mexican, Phillipino, Hawaiian, Polynesian, Native Indigeonious, Japanese, Korean Communities. Every One Is Honored With Great Respect.


She Has 9 Children Stanley Drake, Paul Drake, Margraret Drake, Catherine Drake, Anthony Drake, Eric Drake, Peter Drake Proceeded Her, Robert Drake, Chanda Dixon And 1Step Daughter Laura Drake. God Children Professor Dr. William Abrahams Children, God Daughter Candace Morehead and Family. God Mothers of Her Children RIP Mary Nichols, Mary Burdick RIP God Bless You


26 Grand Children Vincent, Jocelyn, Stephen, Justin, Rebbecca, Savannah, Tim, Jon, Celeste Nathan, Miriam, Myra, Nicole, Claire, Sonya, Jacob, Jack, Westin, Emily, Daniel, Rachel, Evan, Benjamin, Grace, Gregory and Alyssa.10 Great Grand Children. Loving Family Grand Father Stanley Drake and Jay B. Dixon. Cousins, the Arthurs, Kershaw, Crabb, Boyd, Ledoux, Carlisle, San Martin, Ainsa Extended Family Loved Ones and Relations. (Daughter-in-laws; Chelle, Cindy, Cheryl and Sylvia and son-in-law Skip

Sweet Mavis Is Dearly Loved Honoring Her Celebration Of Life. 

We Go Forth In Our Lives We Give Thanks And Praise For The Blessing She Is To Us All. Showing Us by Example Just a Smile and a Kind Word We Light the Way. Live Better Treat One Another Better Create A Greater World For All To Live In Peace. May The Peace Of The Lord Be With You.

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