DRAIN, Jane Leslie Snypp
March 1, 2013 6:00 AM
Beloved wife of 54 years, mother to 3, grandmother to 7 and friend to countless, went from life to LIFE February 7, 2013. She passed just as she lived- with peace, grace and dignity.
She was born to the late Wilbur Evan Snypp and Elizabeth Darragh Snypp on March 19, 1938. Jane spent her childhood summers in the Big Horn Mountains, outside of Sheridan, Wyoming at their family cabins built in 1906 by her Grandfather Nelson Darragh. Jane and her many aunts, uncles and cousins enjoyed hiking and horseback riding. Over the years Jane shared many wonderful memories with her three children, introducing them to life in the Big Horns in the 1960's.
Jane attended University High School in Columbus, Ohio before attending Montana State College in Bozeman, Montana, where she was an active member of the Chi Omega Sorority. While attending college, Jane met Jim Drain of Butte, Montana. They married in Sheridan, Wyoming, August 23, 1958.
Together they raised their three children, James Matthew, Timothy Darragh and Elizabeth Evelyn in Bozeman. The children went through the Bozeman school system, with both boys graduates of BHS. Jane and Jim were active in the Bozeman community, business and social affairs while raising their children.
In 1979 the Drains moved to Scottsdale, Arizona where Elizabeth graduated from Scottsdale High School.
Jane & Jim were blessed with 7 grandchildren. These beautiful, handsome, talented, loving grandchildren are always in their hearts- Drew- 22, Kelsey- 18, Jack- 18, Tommy, Aaron and Sarah Jane- all 15 and Jon Jon- 13.
After a few years in Arizona, they moved to spend the last 21 years in beautiful Carpinteria, California. Jane was a member of PEO, served on the Altar Guild at All Saints by the Sea Episcopal Church, was a dispatcher/ driver and two term President for HELP of Carpinteria.
Jane will be thought of and deeply missed every day.