Obituary for DRUM

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Saturday October 30, 2004

Heister Hower Drum, a resident of Albuquerque since 1947, died on Friday, October 22, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ruth Drum; one daughter, Barbara Sue Mathwig and husband, Wayne, of Pryor, OK; one sister, Louise Gearinger, of Bloomsburg, PA; two grandchildren, Emily Cacy of Tahlequah, OK and Bill Mauldin of Tulsa, OK; and one great-grandchild, Alexa Cacy of Tahlequah, OK. Mr. Drum was born in Mifflinville, PA and attended Bucknell University. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, and served in four campaigns in the European Theater in WWII. He was wounded in action and received the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and Croix de Guerre. He was discharged from the Army in 1946 with the rank of Major and, in 1953, graduated from the University of New Mexico Law School. He practiced law for 33 years in Albuquerque, and upon retiring from this career, did volunteer work with the Literacy and Wilderness Conservation Programs. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars where he was Post Advocate for many years. According to the decedent's wishes, no public services are planned. Internment will be in Fairview Memorial Park, 700 Yale Blvd. SE. Contributions may be made to the VFW of Albuquerque. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010