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Luanne Oakes
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Birth: Feb. 19, 1953
Riverside County
California, USA
Death: Feb. 16, 2011
Washoe County
Nevada, USA

Dr. Luanne Oakes, Ph.D.

1953 ~


Luanne Oakes of Reno, NV passed away on February 15, 2011. Born in California on February 19, 1953, she grew up in California and as an adult moved to Guernville and Santa Barbara. She considered Santa Barbara as her home until her move to Truckee and later Reno for the last fifteen years.

First as a registered nurse and later a holistic doctor with more than 37 years in the field of healing, Dr. Oakes is best known for her ability to successfully integrate Western and Eastern philosophies of science, spirituality and health. She has written a number of bestselling books and numerous recordings, as an accomplished composer and musician. Her many talents also include singing, drawing and painting.

One of her lifelong passions was animal rescuing, and she has provided loving homes for many formerly abandoned pets. Her affinity for animals was reinforced by her work for a veterinarian all through high school and her first years of college. Hiking with her dogs was always a joy.

Luanne is survived by her life partner, Laura Goff, her mother Anne Oakes, brother Toby Oakes, cousins Pete Nevin, Nancy Gordon and Greta Wright, and the Bakker cousins ~ Gail, Rick and Karen, and two very special uncles ~ Bud Nevin and Percy Bakker. She is also greatly missed by her other family ~ mom Susan Gates, sisters Shari Jones and Lauri Holloway, brothers Michael Gates and David Gates and many treasured friends.

There will be a celebration of Luanne's life for family and friends at a later date.

Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on March 15, 2011 
Family links: 
  Donald K Oakes (1922 - 1991)
  Gregory Roy Oakes (1950 - 2010)*
  Randall Millis Oakes (1951 - 2008)*
  Luanne Oakes (1953 - 2011)
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Star Rhodes
Record added: Feb 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65993389
Luanne Oakes
Added by: Star Rhodes
Luanne Oakes
Added by: Star Rhodes
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We are getting ready to retire and move up to Gardnerville NV. next year... Remodeling our home for sale and cleaning out many boxes and I found Luanne's Album... I had it converted to a CD and have been thinking about her the last 2 days. I wish we all c...(Read more)
- ebbarn
 Added: Apr. 20, 2016
Thinking of you today... My wife and I bought property in Gardnerville, NV. not far from where you where. I wish things had worked out for you dear girl. I still remember the times of you playing your guitar and riding our horses. I'm listening to Stacy S...(Read more)
- Barney
 Added: Aug. 10, 2015
I just learned of Luanne's passing.... I grew up with her in Hesperia and we met around 1964. She was my first girlfriend and first kiss...I sold my first horse to her. After high school we lost touch. At a Jimmy Buffett concert in Santa Barbara years lat...(Read more)
- Barn
 Added: Nov. 29, 2012
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