Standing L to R: Rose Buck, Eugene Buck, Beth Oakes, Joe Pierce, Sarah Oakes, Tony Deifell, Durham Deifell, Mardie Oakes
Emily Buck, Pat Oakes, Mel Oakes, Ethan Oakes. San Francisco, June 12, 2012
Susan Richter, Kathy Blackburn & Pat Oakes,
"The Church Ladies", three times winners of the Great Austin Spelling Bee
Beth, Stuart, Sarah Oakes Trio
Celebrating the Oakes 55th Wedding Anniversary with song
written by dear friend, Nodie Murphy
(sung to the tune of "immoretal, Invisble")
In health and in sickness to have and to hold,
For richer, for poorer—no promise of gold,
Two souls independen, yet long joined as one,
Uplifting the other as life's work is don.
"To love and to cherish til death us do par"—
A well-honored oath you have taken to heart.
Your faithful devotion has shown us the way.
May God's love surround you and bless you each day.
Sarah Hartley Oakes, 1987
Oakes and Winter Portrait, Feb 1982
Sarah, Beth, Mardie, Pat Oakes, 1976