Betty Maxine Oakley passed away at San Juan Regional on September 9, 2020. She was born in Morton County Kansas on November 12, 1932, to Azel R. Traxel and Pearl E. Picraux. She had 4 brothers and 2 sisters. 2 of the brothers and both sisters preceded her in death. The other 2 live in Arkansas. Betty lived in Akron, CO before the family moved to NW Arkansas in the 1950s, she graduated from Rogers High School and attended business school in Tulsa, OK. While working at the Water Dept. in Fayetteville, AR she met Johnny J. Oakley, they were married on September 30, 1954. They had 2 children, Johnny Michael Oakley and Ronna Janette Calahan, Five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, one grandchild preceded her in death. Betty loved to bowl, play Bridge, and go to the casinos. She will be greatly missed. She had been living at The Bridge Assisted Living Facility for the last 2 years of her life.
A memorial service will be held at Farmington Funeral Home on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 10 AM.