Bette Oakley

Bette Jean Oakley, 65, of Mashpee died at home on November 19.

Ms. Oakley worked at Augat in Mashpee for more than 20 years before it closed in 1986. Following her employment at Augat, she was a collections specialist at the Inn Seasons Resort corporate office in Hyannis.

A Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Elder, she was active in many tribal activities. She enjoyed participating in the Elders' Group and the Wampanoag Seniors Travel Club.

Ms. Oakley was a past treasurer serving on the board of the tribal council. She had also assisted with the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Youth Workers group, a program that ran the summer of 2000 and had been funded through a federal grant the tribe received earlier that year.

She was a member of the Mashpee Memorial Auxiliary to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5489.

Traveling, bowling and cooking were among the ways she spent her free time.

She leaves her daughters, Rebecca Oakley and Stephanie Plummer; five grandchildren, Clayton, Ciara, Caylin, Caleb and Cordelia Oakley-Robbins; two sisters, Patricia Oakley and Shirlee Oakley; a brother, Dale Oakley; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brothers Paul Mills and Richard Oakley.

Visiting hours will be Monday, November 25, from 5 to 8 PM at Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 74 Algonquin Avenue in Mashpee.

A service will be Tuesday, November 26, at 11 AM at the Old Indian Cemetery in Mashpee.

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