Betty Wagaman

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Betty Wagaman, 79, formerly of Oacoma, passed away January 5, 2018 at Firesteel Nursing Home in Mitchell. Betty Mae Besaw was born in Iona, SD on March 17, 1938 to Oscar and Lila (Lewis) Besaw. She attended Chamberlain Schools. In 1959 she was united in marriage to Henry Wagaman. They spent almost 30 years opening their home to foster children. Betty always had a big heart when it came to her kids. She worked at various places, the Community Bailey Hospital, Al's Oasis and several local motels. Grateful for sharing her life are her daughters Nila Wagaman and Jennifer Toupal of Chamberlain, sons Darren Wagaman of Chamberlain, Eugene Wagaman and wife Shelly of Mitchell, and Sean Wagaman of Sioux Falls and several granchildren. She is survived by her sister Jean Kenobbie and husband Alan of Oacoma. She is preceded in death by her husband Henry, her parents, her sister Cora Hopkins and daughter Marvene Ross Wagaman. Per her request, there will be no service.

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