Bernard Gustav "Roy" Drees
1913 - 1991



FACTS AT A GLANCE
BORN: 28 DEC 1913
         Daykin, Nebraska
MARRIED: Mary Malissa ARNOLD
         16 SEP 1935
DIED: 02 MAR 1991
         Orange, Texas



Roy Drees was born and raised on farms in and around the town of Daykin, Nebraska. In 1928 he moved with his family to nearby Fairbury. Roy apparently had little affection for his given name - most records of his adult life refer to him as Roy Benjamin Drees.

Roy married Mary Arnold in September of 1935 and they moved to Houston soon thereafter. Their first and only child, Joyce, was born the following spring. Roy settled permanently in Orange, Texas soon after Joyce's birth, where Roy worked as a welder.

Roy is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in West Orange, Texas.


WIFE of Bernard Gustav "Roy" Drees:
    Mary Malissa ARNOLD

     1915-2007

PARENTS of Bernard Gustav "Roy" Drees:
    Henry August DREES

     1883-1965
    Frieda "Hattie" MEESKE
     1888-1946

CHILDREN of Bernard Gustav "Roy" Drees:
   1. Joyce Elaine (Millar)

        1936-2013



DREES FAMILY HOMEPAGE


References:
  The Drees Family Tree, Book II, by Elsie Spicer
  1920 U.S. Federal Census for Jefferson Co. NE
  1930 U.S. Federal Census for Fairbury, Jefferson Co. NE
  U.S. Social Security Death Index
  WEB: Find A Grave