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Nancy Lee Muse Bass


1917 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Nancy Lee Muse Bass Obituary
Nancy Lee Muse Bass, 95, passed away on Thursday night, Feb. 28, 2013, just seven days shy of her 96th birthday. Memorial service: A memorial service for Mrs. Bass with music performed by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will be held at Bass Performance Hall on Saturday, March 16, at 2 p.m. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in her memory may be made to the Children's Education Program of Bass Performance Hall at Maddox-Muse Center, 330 East 4th St., Fort Worth, Texas, 76102 or to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, at the same address. Mrs. Bass was born on March 7, 1917, to Ewell Henderson Muse and Roberta Maddox Muse in Fort Worth. She was married to Perry Richardson Bass for 65 years, until his death on June 1, 2006. She was the mother of four sons: Sid Richardson Bass, Edward Perry Bass, Robert Muse Bass, and Lee Marshall Bass; and had 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mrs. Bass graduated from Central High School in Fort Worth and received her B.A. in English from the University of Texas in 1937. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. Mrs. Bass was known for her lifelong community involvement and philanthropic support of the arts, education, human services and healthcare. She served for three decades as a vice president and a director of the Sid W. Richardson Foundation. Active as a volunteer in numerous organizations, boards on which she served include: the Smithsonian Institution National Council; the Collector's Committee of the National Gallery of Art; the University of Texas at Austin Development Board; the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; and the advisory board of the Van Cliburn Piano Competition, Fort Worth. Also in Fort Worth, she was past president of The Assembly and a member of the Junior League, the Jewel Charity Ball and the Fort Worth Garden Club. She was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church. She was the first recipient of the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame "Gloria Lupton Tennison Pioneer Award." She also received the "Distinguished Alumnus/a Award" from the University of Texas Ex-Students Association, and the "Golden Deeds Award" from the Exchange Club of Fort Worth.
Published in Star-Telegram from Mar. 4 to Mar. 5, 2013
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