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Robert W. Draine

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January 31, 1925 - December 14, 2015 Robert Wilcox Draine of Pacific Palisades went to be with the Lord on December 14, 2015. Bob was born in Los Angeles, CA and married to Jackie Perkins Draine. Bob was predeceased by his first wife of 58 years, Patricia L. Draine, and his youngest son, Steven Tyler Draine. Bob leaves behind a large and loving family, including his daughter, Janet Draine Odell and husband, Lad Odell, their adult children: Molly Seeling (and husband, Zach), Toby Odell, Beret Odell and Cooper Odell; his son, R. Cameron Draine and wife, Summer Draine, and their adult children: Seth Draine (and wife, Jenna and daughter, Maya) and Jaime Draine. Bob's extended family further includes Jackie's son: Robert Perkins and wife, Mitali Perkins and their children: Timothy Perkins and James Perkins; her daughter, Laura Brittain and husband, David Brittain and their children: Julia, Graham, Ava and Pierce Brittain. He will be deeply missed by each and everyone one Bob grew up in the San Fernando Valley and received his formal education at UCLA. During WW II, he served with the US Army in the 20th Armored Division. He married Patricia Draine in 1952, worked for 3M Corporation at that time and then joined Coldwell Banker where he spent the next 26 years as executive Vice President. He then formed a new company with his son, Cameron Draine and with former Coldwell Banker colleague and president, Wesley Poulson, investing in industrial, commercial and agricultural real estate. Bob was active in many social and civic organizations, including Draine Family Charitable Foundation, UCLA Alzheimer's & Dementia Care Program and so enjoyed the special friendships that deepened through his memberships at Los Angeles Country Club (especially The Swing Club), Bel Air Bay Club and Bel Air Presbyterian Church. He was passionate about his fly fishing, golf, roses and cultivating his career as a gentleman rancher. Bob Draine accomplished much, lived well and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Friends and family are invited to join us for a celebration of Bob's life on January 16, 2016, from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, at The Los Angeles Country Club, 10101 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024, phone: 310-276-6104. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the or to UCLA Alzheimer's & Dementia Care program. Please visit giving.ucla.edu/geriatrics or make checks payable to "The UCLA Foundation" and send to: Division of Geriatrics, 10945 Le Conte Avenue, Ste 2339, Los Angeles, CA 90095. Feel free to contact Katie Holland at (310) 206-7620 or [email protected] with any questions.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 24 to Dec. 27, 2015
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