My Father passed away on Thursday February 5, 2009. It has been pretty difficult. Thank you for every ones prayers and thoughts.
Van Charles DraperDecember 20, 1947 – February 5, 2009Van Charles Draper, 61, Nyssa, passed away peacefully on Thursday Feb. 5, 2009. Van was born in Ogden, Utah on December 20, 1947 to Miland George Draper and Iris Marie Van Natter. Van is survived by his seven siblings: Clark, Lynn, Debbie (Skousen), Roger, Willard, Donna (Galligar), and Darrell.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1969. He married Barbara Fowers on Aug. 20, 1970. He is survived by their six children: Colleen (Mitchell), Derrick, Kevin, Allan, Brent, and Tasha (Nelson) and seventeen grandchildren.
Van married Monica Lewis on July 15, 2000. He is survived by their daughter, Audrey, and two grandchildren.
Van married Deborah Tuttle on August 5, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Deborah, and her five children: Kim Cardall, Amanda Kench, Jessica Sherwood, Brittney Faulkner, Kelsey Faulkner, and six grandchildren.Van loved to spend time with his family and friends.
He often stopped to help stranded motorists, giving freely of his time and skills with automobiles. He will be greatly missed by many in our community.Funeral services will be held at 11 am Tuesday, February 10th, at the Nyssa LDS Chapel. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the services.