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Sandra K. “Sandy” Oakes

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Sandra K. “Sandy” Oakes

October 21, 1946 ~ August 27, 2014

Sandra K. “Sandy” Oakes, 67, a longtime Wenatchee Valley resident, joined her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, after her brief, courageous battle with cancer. After her parents moved from Albion, NE, she was born on October 21, 1946, the youngest of 11 children, in Wenatchee, WA. She attended Wenatchee Schools and graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1964. She then went to school to be a Beautician and Cosmetologist, working many jobs in Wenatchee. Her favorite career was working at Merle Norman Cosmetics. She met her husband and then moved to Moses Lake, WA, where her family resided from 1976 to 2001. She then worked several retail jobs and took great pride in her careers, especially being a wonderful Wife, Mother and Nana.

She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Scott Oakes of East Wenatchee; one son, Tim Oakes of East Wenatchee; two daughters, Nealy Oakes of Moses Lake, Jolee (Alex) Getchman of East Wenatchee; two grandchildren, Starr Hernandez and Aria Getchman; one brother, Darrel (Shirley) Hickman of Tonasket, WA; and four sisters, Ole Seibert of East Wenatchee, Lena (Chuck) Asher of Wenatchee, Carol (Don) Newton of Moses Lake, and Linda (Doug) Rash of Wenatchee. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Mabel (Dietsch) Hickman; her brothers, Tom Hickman, and Joseph Hickman; her sisters, Ann Reister, Doris Compton and Lois Boyd; and several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Celebration of her Life will be held on Friday, September 5, 2014, at 11:00 am. at Jones & Jones~Betts Memorial Chapel, 302 Ninth Street, Wenatchee, WA, with Chaplain Scott Langager officiating. Please sign in or a leave a memory for the family online by visiting Donations may be made to Central Washington Hospital Hospice. Arrangements are made by Jones & Jones~Betts Funeral Home.

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