Nancy L. Oakley

August 19, 1937 - January 11, 2013
Nancy L. Oakley

Nancy L. Oakley 75, of Wilmington passed away Friday January 11, 2013 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Nancy was born to Anna Ida Lee and Romeo Greco on August 19, 1937, before being given in adoption to Preston and Lorraine Pulver in 1942.

Nancy taught school for 27 years in Deposit, NY before retiring to Pine Knoll Shores in Carteret Co. She relocated to Wilmington in 1999, and was an avid golfer until her health no longer allowed her to play. She loved to bowl, play bridge, and be with her family.

Nancy was married to the late Kenneth H. Oakley in September of 1957 and had six children, who survive her: Mark Oakley and wife Virginia of Phoenix, AZ; Scott Oakley and wife Adela of El Paso, TX; Kirk Steven Oakley and wife Trish of Afton, NY; Darren Oakley and wife Maria of Addison, NY; Kristen Berardi of Wilmington, NC; and Kyle Graham and husband Hugh of Emerald Isle, NC; brothers, Kenneth Haight, and Richard Haight, sisters, Mona Greco Sparr and Joy Cooney; 11 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her dear friend, housemate, and caregiver, Billie Root, and her cat Nicki.

A memorial service will be conducted 6:00 PM Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, where she was an active member, sang in the church Choir, and taught Sunday School. A reception will follow the service.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association or the National Diabetes Association.

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  • January 12, 2013
    Diana Benson says:
    My prayers and thoughts go out to your family and you, Kris. I never met your mom, but heard great things about her from you. If you need anything please call me.

  • January 14, 2013
    Troy Dees says:
    We will miss Nana and her whitty ways. God speed to the gate nana...

  • January 12, 2013
    Theresa Berg says:
    Dear Oakley Family my heart breaks for you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I will never forget your mother. She always will have a special place in my heart. I will never forgt the trips to Deposit with Sean and Carolyn and the trip to North Carolina to visit her. Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers and if I can do anything please let me know. Love Always Theresa

  • January 22, 2013
    Barbara (Gould) Mattson says:
    I just heard about Nancy's passing. I'm am so sorry for your loss. She was so kind to my mom and was considered a dear friend. She could make my mom laugh and giggle. What a wonderful person she was. Hope all of her children find comfort in the memories.

  • January 14, 2013
    Newbauers says:
    You are in our proyers.