Aimee Jean (Drake) Hoenigman, cherished mother, sister, daughter, and close friend to many, passed away surrounded by her family on Sunday September 11, 2022. She was born November 3, 1975, at Cottonwood Hospital, Murray, Utah to Bradford Ralph Drake and Sallee Hughes Drake. She is survived by her daughter, Brooke Jean Hoenigman, and sons, Connor James and Colton Bradford, her mother and father; Brad and Sallee Drake, and brothers; Matthew (Heather) Drake of Colorado, Clinton (Caroline) Drake of Kaysville, and Brady (Brooke) Drake of North Carolina, and many nieces and nephews.
With her blonde curls and big beautiful blue eyes, she charmed all around her. She was born to dance and had an infectious laugh. She grew up in Layton, attending Sarah James Adams Elementary, North Layton Junior, and Northridge High school, where she excelled as a cheerleader.
Her greatest treasure was her family and adored being with her children most of all. You could always find her at a ballpark or gym supporting her children. Aimee had a ferocious appetite and thirst for all sports. She was a fanatical Ohio State Buckeye, and Cleveland Browns fan. She could hold her own in conversation when it came to knowledge of the game, players, rules, etc.
She loved working at Catholic Community Services, Northern Utah, where she shared her talents serving and helping others. Her co-workers, volunteers, and clients continually brightened her life.
Our deepest thanks go out to Dr. Florou and her staff at the Huntsman Center who literally saved her and extended her life. And thanks, doesn’t seem adequate for the dear hospice nurses, Trisha Grant-Call and Lauren Sullivan who became our family as they administered their much-needed care with love and dignity.
Aimee was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She loved her Heavenly parents and her Savior, Jesus Christ. She was blessed to hear and understand the whisperings of the Spirit as well. Heavenly Fathers presence in her life provided tender mercies, along with untold miracles too numerous to count. She battled and fought valiantly for over a year stomach cancer. She often bore witness of the truthfulness of the gospel. Indeed the “good news” of the gospel of Jesus Christ, gave her the fight and determination to give her all until her last breath in mortality.
Aimee’s legacy will live on. We wish her well as she returns home with honor to be reunited with her Heavenly parents and those she loved and loved her. Thank you, sweet Aimee, for the privilege and blessing it has been for you to be part of the Drake clan. We are all better for it! Every day and every in every way we get a little better, 😊
Funeral services will be held Monday, September 19, 2022 at the Kays Creek Stake Center, 2680 E. Cherry Lane, Layton, Utah. Friends may visit with family on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 North Fairfield Road and Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church.
Remember Aimee is just a memory away.
May God be with us until we meet again.