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Rachel Sonia Draeger
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Obituary for Rachel Sonia Draeger

August 17, 1940 – February 19, 2018

HELOTES-Rachel S. Draeger 77, died peacefully February 19, 2018 at Blue Skies of Texas. Rachel was born August 17, 1940 in Del Rio, the daughter of Ramon De Hoyos and Maria Castorena De Hoyos.
Rachel graduated San Felipe High School Class of 1959. Following graduation, she married Ernest J. Draeger Jr. Rachel traveled the world and raised her two daughters as she assisted Ernest in his 34+ years of service in the US Navy. In addition to her parents and brother Pete, Rachel was predeceased by her husband Ernest on April 25, 2011 just shy of 52 years of marriage. She will be eternally loved as “our wonderful MIMA”, an incredible cook with boundless love for her grandchildren. Surviving are her daughter, Sandra Yauchzy and her husband Roger of Richmond, VA and three grandchildren; Nicholas, Robert and Rebecca; Her daughter Kathy Files and her husband Ron of Collierville, TN and four granddaughters; Kimberly, Allison, Lauren, Sarah and two great grandchildren; Brother Lupe De Hoyos and his wife Jessie of Del Rio; Brother Ramon De Hoyos and his wife Linda of San Antonio; Sister Sylvia Cullum and her husband Don of San Antonio; Sister Sobeida Butchko and her husband Jack of Costa Mesa, CA; Sister Linda Polanco and her husband Manuel of Del Rio; Sister Rosemary Wallace and her husband Marshall of Costa Rica; as well as many nieces and nephews. We wish to thank the entire staff in the Travis Residence at Blue Skies of Texas. Their loving care and professional empathy was truly exemplary. A special "Thanks" to Rachel's special "Angel"! May God Bless all our friends at Blue Skies of Texas.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to either the Air Force Charitable foundation found at or the American Heart Association at Donate to American Heart Assocation. Final services to be held at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery pending arrangements. To leave condolences for the family, please visit and select Obituaries. Arrangements with Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home of Boerne.

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Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

1520 Harry Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, Texas 78209

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