Drucie Chase


Drucie Raye Rucker Chase departed this life on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 and was reunited with her husband, John Saunders Chase (NOMA Founder), and her eldest son, John Saunders Chase Jr. Drucie was born on August 4, 1931 in Austin, Texas. She was the second oldest child of Beatrice Aldridge Rucker and John Rucker. Drucie attended L.C. Anderson High School and graduated from Huston Tillotson University with a B.A. in English at 19 years old. While attending the wedding of a good friend, fate brought Drucie and John together when John was asked to stand in for a groomsman who could not attend at the last minute. John persistently asked her out on a date several times, but Drucie said she would not go out with him until he first met her father. The two men bonded over baseball and Drucie’ s father quickly gave his overwhelming approval. Soon after, the young couple was married. This happy union lasted for 62 years until John’s death in 2012.