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Izora ‘Kay’ Oakley

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Kay Oakley

Memorial services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Sunset Church of Christ in Carlsbad for Izora “Kay” Oakley of Carlsbad.

Oakley, 76, went to be with the Lord Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, surrounded by her family in Carlsbad.

Michael Joiner and Brian McGonagill will officiate the services.

Kay was born Nov. 16, 1941, outside of Post, Texas, to William “Bryan” and Mildred “Bernita” (O’Neal) Maxey.

She met David Alan Oakley at Lubbock Christian College, and the two were married Oct. 6, 1962. They were blessed with three children: Lori Kay, Kristi Michelle and David Ken. Dave and Kay have resided in Carlsbad for the past 35 years.

Survivors include her husband, David Oakley, of Carlsbad; daughters Lori Craig and husband Scott, and Kristi Oakley, both of Lubbock, Texas; son David Oakley and wife Alese of Idaho Falls, Idaho; grandchildren Jacob Hickey, Haley Hickey, Kaitlyn Pruet and husband Benton, Kyle Viney, Bryan Viney, Kimberly Viney, Zoe Oakley, Quinn Oakley, Allison Craig, and Nicholas Craig; brother Franklin Maxey and wife Naomi of Corpus Christi, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson Joshua Oakley; brothers Simeon Maxey and Don Maxey; and sister Nita Booth.

The family wishes to thank the staff at GoodLife Senior Living and Lakeview Christian Home Hospice for the special care they gave Kay. Also, many thanks to the friends who visited and sang to Kay in the last days of her life.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Southwest Parkinson’s Society, 3610 22nd St., Lubbock, TX, 79401; or Lubbock Christian Children’s Home, 4404 Idalou Rd., Lubbock, TX, 79403.

Arrangements are under the direction of Denton-Wood Funeral Home of Carlsbad. Condolences may be expressed online at dentonwood.com.

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