Evelyn Anna Oakley, 95, passed on December 8, 2016 at Hospice Savannah after several years with various illnesses.
She was born November 2, 1921 in New York City to parents William and Minnie (Finger) Richter.
Evelyn was a true embodiment of ‘Rosie the Riveter’. During World War II, with so many men away, she joined the workforce supporting the war effort. As a welder at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, she helped build the battleship USS Missouri. She also worked at plants in Ohio and California building our bombers. While always hoping for a world at peace, she remained a strong supporter of our military.
A college graduate, Mrs. Oakley worked for many years at different oil companies in New York. It was during this time that she met her husband-to-be, Norman.
Evelyn loved to travel when she could, and she loved animals and donated and supported their causes until she was no longer able.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman F. Oakley.
Mrs. Oakley is survived by her brother, William Richter Jr. and his family; a son and his spouse, Raymond and Suzanne Clough; two granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Service arrangements have not been finalized at this time.Print This Obituary & Condolences