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Phyllis J. ‘Nana’ Drain


Phyllis J. “Nana” Drain 54, of Brookings, passed away Oct. 2, 2011, in Brookings.

Phyllis was born May 12, 1957, in Burbank, Calif., to Alfred and Lois (Thompson) Rogers.  

She grew up in Oklahoma and worked as a waitress for most of her career. 

She enjoyed camping, but Phyllis’ greatest joy in her life was spending time with family, especially her grandchildren who meant the world to her. She was very kind-hearted and made friends with everyone she met, including all the staff at Chetco Inn Residential Care Facility, where she was not only a resident, but also a cherished friend. She will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her sons Tony Drain and his wife Melissa of Brookings, Casey Skelton of Sutherlin; former husband David Drain and stepson Loyd Drain both of Brookings; grandchildren Preston, Anthony and Rebecca Drain of Brookings; sisters Sandy Graham and Anna Wagner of Oklahoma City; brothers Mark, Ronnie, Pete, Daryl, Danny and Mike Rogers, all of Oklahoma City. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. 

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents; sister Pam Aaron and brother Benny Rogers.

A celebration of Nana’s life will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at Redwood Memorial Chapel, 1020 Fifield St. in Brookings. Pastor Adrian Van Aswegen will officiate. Viewing will follow at the Chapel until 3 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Chetco Inn, 417 Fern St., Brookings, OR 97415.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.redwoodmemorial.net.

Submitted by Redwood Memorial Chapel. 



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