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Martha Croley Bass Click Obituary
Martha Croley Bass Click Martha Croley Bass Click, 85, went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on September 2, 2013, surrounded by her loving family at her home. Born in Dallas, Texas, on August 28, 1928, Martha was the younger sister to Miriam, and daughter of Edythe and Joseph Lanham Croley. She graduated from Highland Park High School and attended Randolph-Macon Woman's College. She received her degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1949, and was a lifelong member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. Martha married her college sweetheart, Harris Hutcheson Bass (Hutch), in 1950 and they settled in McAllen, Texas, where Hutch began his banking career. In 1957, they moved to Fort Worth where they raised their four children. Together, they faithfully served Holy Family Catholic Church and School and their community. She was President of the Junior League of Fort Worth and they both were actively involved in many other civic and charitable organizations. After Hutch died suddenly in 1970, she bravely met the challenge and became a successful residential real estate broker with William Rigg Company in Fort Worth. In 1978, Martha married Robert Reed Click (Bob) and they established a new home on Shadywood Lane in Dallas. Horseshoe Bay, Texas, and Durango, Colorado, were part of their special memories. Bob and Martha celebrated 35 wonderful years of marriage in May. They both supported countless Dallas causes, lending their time, talents and resources. Her passion in life was to nurture a blended family with grace and love, celebrating life, traditions, and countless holiday feasts. "Faith, family, and friends" were her lifelong priorities. Martha was a remarkable woman who always displayed generosity and genuine kindness, concern, and care for others. Her circle of family and friends is vast and wide and deep, as was her love for each one of them. We will never forget her strength and courage. Those who knew her best watched her live the old adage, "the only way to have a friend is to be one." She is survived by her husband, Bob Click, and their children: Mimi Langdon (Jerry); Hutch Bass (Megan); Martha Bauman (Eddy); John Bass (Ellen); Dr. Reed Click (Lee); and Cindy Click Alexander (Joe). She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Kim Watson (Bea) and sister-in-law, Peggy Click Mallick, and many beloved nieces and nephews. Martha will be missed by her 20 adoring grandchildren: Travis (Mary), Lauren and Jack Langdon; Davis, Lanham and Shannon Bass; Win, Bass, Mary Martha, John and Patrick Bauman; John Gardner, Sarah and Margaret Bass; Stephanie Click St. Clair (Matt) and Kristi Click; and Jennifer Alexander Waterman (Neil), Emily Alexander Helm (Ryan), Ashley and Katie Alexander. Her legacy also includes nine great grandchildren: Sally Langdon; Lacey and Savanna St. Clair; Caroline, Kate and Will Waterman; and Hunter, Holden and Hank Helm. She loved and was loved by her caregivers: Donna Cole, Margie Davis and Aura Matias. A celebration of Martha's wonderful life will be at Christ the King Catholic Church, 8017 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75225, on Friday, September 6th, at 11 a.m. Gigi's grandsons will serve as her honorary pallbearers. Her favorite charities in Dallas where she actively served are: Visiting Nurses Association (VNA), Southwestern Medical Foundation and The Parkinson's Voice Project. Martha requested, in lieu of flowers, to please show an act of kindness to someone in need.



Published in Austin American-Statesman on Sept. 5, 2013
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