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Nell Drake 1939-2011


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Nell was a great friend and introduced many young men and women to 3 event skiing. She will be missed. This is the posting from the Southern Region Site:


Nell Drake 1939-2011

Dear Water Ski Family,

Most of you may know, but Nell Drake passed away last night.  She was diagnosed with lung cancer very recently and was at East Alabama Regional Hospital in Opelika.  Nell was 72.  We are told she did not respond to chemo or radiation. She went home and was back in hospital last Thursday with pneumonia and passed away there.  Nell was 72.  Please keep Nell and her family in your prayers.


We do not know if there will be arrangements, we are told her body will be cremated.  If we find otherwise, we will advise.


I loved Nell Drake as you all did, and will miss her very much.  Her years of dedication to the Auburn Water Ski Team and our sport in general will not be forgotten.  Remember she was the "Ski Queen".  God bless you all.

J. R. and Anne Henley


For those of you that don't know, Nell Drake is from Dadeville (Lake Martin). We will truly miss her. I skied with her a couple of times a week and she was a special lady. She was certainly a spirited pistol.  She is the Women 6 & 7 Alabama State Record Holder in Slalom.

Bob Schouten


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