Annalee Oakes
1934 - 2019
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Annalee Oakes

January 21, 1934-October 25, 2019

Annalee Oakes passed peacefully into the presence of her Saviour, Jesus Christ, October, 25, 2019.

Annalee is survived by Phillip, her loving husband of 65 years, three daughters, Alice (Phil) Johnson, Joyce Oakes and Anne (Roger) Strand, grandchildren Rachel (Ben) Zupke, Sarah (Aaron) Balian and Paul Johnson, and five great grandchildren.

God and family were the light of her life. She devoted her life to them and her love of nursing, particularly nursing education. Annalee achieved much throughout her long professional career yet her true passion was serving her Lord in whatever way He led.

Memorial gifts may be made to: The Rich/Oakes NW University Nursing Faculty Development Endowment OR The Oakes SPU School of Nursing Scholarship Fund.

A celebration of life will be held

Saturday, November 2, 2019, 3pm

at Aurora Community Church, 1900 N 175th St, Shoreline, WA 98133. Our family would love to share this time with you.

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Published by The Seattle Times on Oct. 27, 2019.
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1900 N 175th St, Shoreline, WA
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Annalee told me in the Nurse Practitioner Pathway at SPU - whenever I was deciding to get something, say something, or do something then I needed to ask myself:

“In terms of eternity, what does it matter?”

She was right. Annalee loved The LORD and looked for ways to honor Him with her life always. She sought excellence in her profession, guidance for students, and sought treasures in Heaven for anyone she could influence. What a great privilege and honor I had under her leadership and mentoring!

My deepest condolences to Phil and all her family !
I was so sad to learn we no longer have her here to enjoy, but I look forward to the days we can celebrate life again together in Heaven face to face with God.

May The LORD bless her family and all her friends and acquaintances from all she taught us by her words & deeds that clearly came from the love, the light , & the life of God!

Shalom, Annalee!
Many thanks from the depths of my heart to God for you!

Carol A. Birch, ARNP, MSN, FNP- BC, ABBM - Adv. Cert. In Medical Bariatrics
Carol Birch
September 8, 2020
Annalee Oakes was a friend of the Baunsgard family for many years. During a very difficult time with my father, she was so willing to assist in being a resource for his advanced alzheimer's. We so appreciate the friendship she has extended to us throughout the years! She has 3 beautiful daughters, Anne whom I knew during my elementary and teen years. We lost our mother about 1-1/2 months prior to Annalee, and I know the ongoing adjustment and memories related to losing a precious mom. Blessings on her family! In His Precious Name, Denice (Baunsgard) French
Denice French
April 27, 2020
What a wonderful lady, nurse, teacher, and woman of God. She helped make the nursing program at SPU the quality program it is.
Tamra Patton
November 25, 2019
Annalee had a huge impact on me as a person and my nursing career. I still consider her first when thinking of someone who has impacted my life in a great way. I graduated in 1981 from SPU and I can still hear her encouraging words to me. She was deeply loved, respected, and admired. She has left a great impact! God Bless her family knowing she is with Jesus!!! Deborah Fly
Deborah Fly
November 13, 2019
The world has a void that cannot be filled. We have lost a wonderful woman. The angeles in heaven are celebrating. I owe so very much of who I am as a nurse practitioner to Annalee. With love and prayers to her family and friends.
Trish Rantos
November 5, 2019
I was one of AnnaLee Oakes nursing students in 1972 to 1976 She was a huge influence on my career as a Family Nurse Practitioner all this many years. I believe to this day she would intimate me like she did when she was one of my instructors She was so smart and brave and had so much love for what she did and her God. To this day when I am struggling with a patient I can hear Annalee telling me look it up LOOK IT UP with her stern voice and penetrating eyes. Look Out heaven Annalee is on her way. Much Love and fond memories.
John Joseph
November 3, 2019
Annalee was a great mentor, educator and leader within the nursing profession. She was tough but extremely kindhearted. When she complemented you, you knew you had earned it and it was coming from her heart.
Andrea Goodlund Hoey, BSN,MSN ARNP
Wenatchee, WA
November 2, 2019
In honor of heart is saddened by the loss of a great person, professor and mentor. Annalee's influence in my life began in the early 1970's in my Trauma/Critical Care rotation at Harborview. Her passion and drive for excellence was compelling and nurturing for young nurses. She then reached out to me and invited me to join the SPUBoard for the Masters program and I was honored to participate. The world has lost a Saint and a devoted spirit to our Faith and the Nursing Profession. Thank you to her beloved family for sharing of her passing , forever grateful. Many blessings to you , Lynne Barger Sailer RN, MSN, NE-BC
Lynne Sailer
November 1, 2019
Martin Torrey
November 1, 2019
Annalee was a very important part of my years in the nursing program at SPU. I graduated with a BSN in 1976, and without her teaching, wisdom, kindness, and mentoring, I likely would not have graduated with my class. We did not connect again till a chance encounter about 5 years ago, and she recognized me from across the room, called my name, and asked all about my life since graduation! She was an amazing woman of faith with an awesome way of giving support and empathy, and at the same time challenging others to always be their best. May God give all the family the peace and love that they need during the days ahead.
Melissa Gwinn-Assink
October 31, 2019
Dr. Oakes was the ONE who encouraged me to reach for my Master's in Nursing, even though I felt I was too mature to return to school! She was my mentor, my teacher, and the person who genuinely cared about my success! She was a very graceful, quiet, Leader, and a great person. Class of '98 Signed with a tear....
Mary Love
October 31, 2019
I will always remember her professionalism, spirituality and kindness. As an active duty military member during my time at SPU she always made me feel extra special. She loved everyone, but was so kind to the military. Her husband Phil was a true gentleman. The family is in my prayers.
Gerard Mohan
October 31, 2019
Dr. Oakes was my advisor when I began the RN to BSN program in 1988. She challenged me to be the best I could possibly be in nursing. She encouraged me along the way, invited me to be on community boards, and continued to support me as I developed Puget Sound Parish Nurse Ministries. She told me she was proud of me and to remember that I was a pioneer in parish nursing, which she embraced and practiced after retiring from SPU. I will always be thankful for her words of encouragement, her guidance, and will remember her with love and respect. Thank you Annalee.
Carol Story
October 31, 2019
I offer thanks and praise to God for Dr. Oakes' life and work. She developed one of the earliest graduate programs designed for working professionals. That program enabled me to pursue a masters in nursing while continuing to work full time. She genuinely cared about the spiritual and professional growth of her students. She was a paragon of joy in Christ. She will remembered with love and respect by all her students as long as we live. God's peace to all who loved her.
Charlotte Thompson
October 31, 2019
I remember her fondly as a favorite professor in the Seattle Pacific school of nursing in the 1970s. She was a brilliant nurse and teacher and a caring woman.
Debra Cartmell
October 30, 2019
I remember her well - for me as a professor/teacher in the classroom and at the beside. Prayers of comfort for the Oakes family. Very respectfully, Robin Scranton (BSN '72)
Robin Rubbo-Scranton
October 30, 2019
I am so very sorry for your family's loss. I first met Annalee at Harborview when I was a critical care nurse, then she became a favorite instructor in graduate school at SPU, where she always challenged us to reach higher. She exemplified professionalism and shined Christ's love and light wherever she went. Praying for God's peace, comfort, and strength during this time of great loss.
Ella Mae Kurashige
October 30, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with Annalee's family. I was blessed to have Annalee as my Dean at SPU where she made such a deep impression on me on how to integrate my faith with my professional practice. What a wonderful example she was to so many nurses who learned under her leadership.
Amy Christian
October 30, 2019
Thanks so much for your contributions to nursing. The Love you showed/express were wonderful moments in my life!
Gary Morton
October 30, 2019
Annalee was such a powerful mentor and friend that I had in my undergraduate ('95) and graduate ('01) nursing programs at SPU. I will be forever thankful to Annalee. My sympathy to Phil and family is the passing of this great lady. What a joy to know that we will be reunited in heaven.
Jayne Blackburn
October 30, 2019
My condolences to the family. I was blessed to have Annalee Oakes as my Nursing instructor at SPC, class of 1974. She taught us well. I am forever grateful. Jacqueline (Musser) Schwitters
Jacqueline Schwtters
October 28, 2019
Phil and family - you are in my thoughts and prayers. Anna was an amazing woman who gave so much of herself and her time to those around her, sharing her passion and knowledge - improving the lives of others.
Jene' Vance
October 27, 2019
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