Mary Carmina Oakland

August 21, 1930 - January 26, 2024

08/21/1930 - 01/26/2024

Past Services

Visitation
Wednesday January 31, 2024
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Rosary and Vigil
Wednesday January 31, 2024
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Funeral Service
Thursday February 01, 2024
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
Moundsville, WV
Directions
Cemetery
Thursday February 01, 2024
12:00 pm
Riverview Cemetery
Moundsville, WV
Directions

Mary Carmina Oakland, known to her loved ones as Carmina, was born on August 21, 1930 in Glen Dale, WV to the proud parents Jose Antonia and Josephine (Ovies) Guardado. She peacefully passed away at home with her devoted family around her on January 26, 2024, at the age of 93, after living a full and beautiful life.

Carmina dedicated many years of her professional life as a secretary with the WV Department of Transportation. Her hard work and dedication were admired by her colleagues and she made lasting friendships along the way. As first-generation born in the United States, Carmina was very proud of her heritage that is rooted in Piedras Blankas, Spain. Carmina’s love for real estate, shopping with her grandchildren, visiting the Tea Room, and spending time with her family brought her great joy.

Carmina had a strong faith and was a faithful member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. She found solace in praying the Rosary and would often say that she was “keeping the beads hot” for her beloved family. Her devotion to her faith was an inspiration to all who knew her.

Carmina’s beautiful hair was one of her trademarks, as she would often be stopped by strangers commenting on her perfectly styled hair. She always carried herself with grace and elegance, leaving a lasting impression on those around her.

Carmina is preceded in death by her loving husband, Arthur W. Oakland, Sr., her parents, Jose Antonio and Josephine Guardado, her brother, Joe F. Guardado, her daughter-in-law, Mary Jo Oakland, and her granddaughter, Maryann Oakland. Although we mourn her loss, we find comfort knowing that she has been reunited with her loved ones.

Carmina leaves behind a legacy of love, faith and cherished memories. She is survived by her children, Arthur Oakland, Jr., Joseph (Dana) Oakland, David (Michele) Oakland, and Karen (Mark) Baker. She also leaves behind her adored grandchildren: Megan Oakland, Karen Oakland, Nicholas Oakland, Chelsea Oakland, Alex Baker, Rebecca (Rick) Moses, Catherine (Steve) Folmar, and Donald Oakland, as well as her great-grandchildren: Emmi, Spencer, Kiersten, Kallie, AJ, and Ethan. They will dearly miss their sweet Mina “riding the herd” on her tribe.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at Altmeyer Funeral Homes, Lutes and Kirby-Vance Chapel, located at 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville, WV. A Rosary and Vigil will take place at 7:30pm during the visitation.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Moundsville, WV on Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 11:00am, with Rev. Msgr. Samuel S. Sacus as Celebrant and interment will immediately follow at Riverview Cemetery in Moundsville, WV.

Carmina’s family would like to thank her devoted care companions and “Everybody Loves Raymond” watching amigas, Paige, Kim, Leticia and Barb as well as her long time friend, Geneva, for all of the love you gave Carmina.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church by clicking the link above.

We invite you to share your memories and condolences on this page as we honor and remember the beautiful life of Carmina Oakland. Her spirit will forever live on in our heart.

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Lisa McDowell
4 days ago

To all the Oakland Family, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet mama, Carmina. Your mom was a special friend to my mom, Nancy. They would sit together in church during the church service on Saturday evening, where they would chuckle and laugh. Thank you Carmina for being the beautiful and fun lady. I’ll keep your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time 🙏🙏

lorie SCHUBERT
19 days ago

Karen and family ! I will never forget Mina she meant more to me than you will ever know ! The one thing she did is give me my Best friend ! And i have been forever grateful for that ! God Bless you all ! Your in my thoughts and prayers !

Jane krupica
19 days ago

Art: so sorry for your loss of your mom. I remember her well when I ran around with Marilyn Dugas and we would visit your house a lot. She was a wonderful, sweet lady and always offering us something to eat. May she rest in peace.

Mary Tichnell
20 days ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you all

Susan chaikowsky
20 days ago

I will always remember your Mom’s quick wit and devotion to her family. She was a special lady that always looked so put together and carried herself with pride. Someone that will always be remembered
Susan Chaikowsky

Jay Knapp
20 days ago

Dave and family, Sorry to hear about the matriarch of the Oakland family. I’m sure Mrs. Oakland left this world very proud of the individuals her children and grandchildren became as adults, which is proof she left this small part of the world a better place then when she got here. My thoughts and sympathy go out to all of her family and many friends

Cindy Myers
20 days ago

I am so sorry for your loss! Even as a little kid I was impressed by Carmina; she had such a vibrant personality! Your family will be in my prayers during these difficult days.

Mechelle Cunningham
20 days ago

Joe Oakland and Family , I am so sorry to hear about your Mother. Praying for you and your family.

Karen Fahey
20 days ago

One of my fondest memories of Carmina was when I was a young nurse in OB at RMH. Carmina was having
her 4th child, a girl and did not have a name for her. My name is Karen and my future husband was Michael, so she named her daughter Karen Michele. What an honor as she was a wonderful woman who lived a very full life. RIP dear friend💕 You will be missed. Love, Karen Fahey

Gregg Crow
21 days ago

Sonny, Joe, Dave, Karen – Your mom now rests in paradise with her beloved Arthur. Find some solace in that and hold that thought until you all meet her again.
Rest easy Carmina.