Betty Faldalen

Betty Faldalen

Betty Faldalen of Yukon, Oklahoma, passed on Sept. 1, 2022, at Integris Hospice House.

Betty Lou Wright was born to Stanley and Alice Wright on Sept. 6, 1937, in Mangum, Oklahoma. She was a graduate of Mangum High School and had heartfelt ties to the community. She always shared many wonderful memories of growing up on the family farm, doing chores, running through the fields, fishing in the pond, picking cotton and keeping up with both of her brothers.

Betty’s first job was at the dime store in Mangum. She then considered herself fortunate to be hired on at “Ma Bell.”

She married her life partner on Feb. 29, 1956, which was a leap year. She and Oscar then moved to Duncan, Woodward and in 1980 settled in Yukon, but she always considered Mangum home.

Betty was a busy one. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and shopping. She walked miles and miles around the block to stay active and healthy, while listening to her beloved country music. A younger Betty and Oscar were big travelers. They tore up the roads taking Betty’s parents to many of the state parks. They enjoyed going up north to visit family and loved going to family reunions and getting to see everyone. She loved everything about her time at the lake.

Betty’s latter years were filled with lunches at the senior center, caring for Oscar, going to the casino and being with friends and talking on the phone with friends.

Betty lost her loving husband Oscar Faldalen in March of this year. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Stanley and Alice Wright; one sister and two brothers; and five sisters in-law.

She was survived by one sister in-law and many cousins, nieces, nephews and special friends. She will be missed by all who loved and knew her.

We would like to thank those who cared for Betty with a card, call and visit. A special thanks to Karen Long, Susan Miller and Skylar McHugh – you all were just what she needed at this time in her life.

Viewing will be held at Yanda & Son Funeral Home on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Services will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Yanda & Son Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Yukon Cemetery, Yukon, Oklahoma.

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