Cynthia Ann Knapton Drake, returned to her Heavenly Father, December 15, 1990, as a result of a cerebral hemorrhage.

Born in Salt Lake City, November 4, 1963, to Ray John and Eva Knapton.Survived by her husband, Major Dennis C. Drake; daughter, Eva Marie Drake; sons, Jon Oscar and Jacob Toccoy Drake; mother-in-law, Diana Takis Drake, Salt Lake City; parents, Bagdad, Arizona; sisters, Mrs. Rick (Teri) Russell, Salt Lake City, Mrs. James (Ruby) Frandsen, Modesto, Calif., Mrs. Art (Diane) Steelman, Elko, Nev., Mrs. Mike (Jackie) Taylor, Murray; Elizabeth Knapton, Bagdad, Arizona; brother, Ray Leis Knapton, Salt Lake City; and 15 nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by two brothers.

Cynthia was selected as royalty in Utah's Days of '47 celebration in 1982 and was a member of the volunteer board of Intermountain Unit Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, 1983-1988. She was the volunteer coordinator for Army Community Services Presidio of San Francisco and the Mayor of the Ft. Mason Military Community. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, she loved her church and was active in the children's Primary and the Relief Society organizations.

Cynthia was a selfless, caring person who touched the lives of all who knew her with her sweet spirit and love of life. We love you sweetheart.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, December 20th, 12 Noon, Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 1342 South 500 East, under the direction of Larkin Mortuary.

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