D. Earlene Drake, 88
Beloved Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, & above all, Sister passed away quietly on 5/11/2020 at the Billings Clinic Hospital. Earlene was born in Cheyenne WY on 4/9/1932 to Therone & Dorothy Bartlett. She graduated from Billings Senior H.S. on May 31, 1950. She served as the county Welfare Director of Custer, Powder River and Garfield counties from 1977 to 1982. She was a devout Evangelical Christian who was extremely well read on the subject. She will be deeply missed.
She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Hotchkiss, daughter Kelly Garcia and multiple family members. Survived by one sister Cynthia Bartlett of Ballantine, and two daughters Kathleen (David) Reilly of Portland, OR and Shannon Ammon of Browntown, WI; 6 Grandchildren; Matthew Perkins, Sean and Kyle Reilly, Chase & Megan Pollansky, and Zachary Ammon; Beloved nieces and 1 nephew; Jodee Sindelar, Jolene (Philip) Botch, Jewelet (Scott) Schmidt, Robin Sindelar and countless great nieces and nephews.