Mrs. Betty Oakley, 81, of Butte Falls, Ore., died Saturday, July 26, 2008, at Rogue Valley Medical Center.
She was born March 27, 1927, in Klamath Falls, Ore., to J. Riley and Addie Loomis. She was 2 years old when adopted by her grandmother Clara Bowen at the death of her mother, Addie.
On November 5, 1944, she married Louis P. Oakley, who preceded her in death.
They lived several years in Hilt, Calif., and Ashland, Ore., where she enjoyed teaching ballroom dance and later working at a bakery. She owned and operated a dance studio in Ashland in the late 1950s. She moved to Butte Falls, Ore., in 2002.
She enjoyed above all having friends and family around her. She is survived by three daughters, Terry Miller, Butte Falls, Ore., Paddy Brown, Sanger, Calif., Tammy Oakley, Medford, Ore.; a son, Robby Oakley, Florence, Ore.; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
The family requests memorial contributions to RVMC Hospice. The memorial service will be at 3:00pm Wednesday, July 30, 2008, at the VA Cemetery, Eagle Point, Ore., Arrangements: Abbey Funeral.