Jewell D. Oakey

March 19, 1925January 6, 2014

Jewel Dean Oakey, passed away on January 6, 2014 at home with her family in Harlingen Texas.

Judy was born in Dublin Texas on March 19, 1925 to Calvin and Maggie McCarty. She eventually moved to Wichita Falls, Texas where she met Harry Oakey and they were married on September 12, 1947. They lived in Wichita Falls until moving to Harlingen in 1978.

Judy worked as an air traffic controller during World War II. She owned a plane, gave weather reports for pilots and even gave flying lessons. When they moved to Harlingen, Judy managed apartments and taught an apartment management course.

Judy was a Doe in the Elks lodge and a faithful member at First Christian Church, involved in the CWF and many other activities.

Judy is preceded in death by her parents and her loving husband, Harry.

She is survived by her daughters, Cynde Green and husband Mickey, Clarissa Oakey Roewe and husband Terry, Claudia Humphries and husband Joel, Connie Johnson and husband Joe. Several Grandsons and Granddaughters, Scot Green and wife Lisa, Shawn Green, Amy Gilpin, Joe Johnson and wife Megan, Jeremiah Johnson, Joshua Humphries and Samantha Humphries. Great-grandsons Gage Green, Zachary Gilpin and Joe Johnson, and great-granddaughter Jordan Green. A special thank you to the Heart of the Valley Hospice and their caring nurses.

Viewing is at Del Angel Funeral Home on Thursday, January 9 from 3-8 pm located at 2906 S Expressway 77 and 83, Harlingen.

The Memorial Service is at First Christian Church on Friday, January 10 at 10:00 AM, located at 421 South 13th Street, Harlingen.

Burial will be at Crestview Memorial Park in Wichita Falls, Tx at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 13. The family will be at 4906 Del Rio Trail in Wichita Falls following the graveside services.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 9, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 10, 2014

Jewell D. Oakey

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Kathleen Narup

January 9, 2014

Judy gave me my start in the valley, working with her was a privilege, and a honor.

January 9, 2014

To the family of Harry and Judy Connie and I send our deepest sympathies. We became friends with them at the Harlingen Church and were their table partners in Sunday School for several years. We cannot help but have a feeling of joy knowing her earthly trials and tribulations have ended and she now rests in the "Bosom Of Abraham". The glad reunion has begun and we who know of her dedication to her church and her love of the Lord rejoice with the angels. There's a great day comin' when we all will meet once again.

Gordon and Connie French

Tillie Stone

January 9, 2014

We love you Nanny. I know you and Granddaddy are dancing in heaven.

Clarissa Roewe

January 9, 2014

I will always miss my mom and dad.

Carol Demmert

January 9, 2014

RIP Judy, you, Harry and my mom are already catching up on everything. My prayers are with the family.