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Carol Bassett


07/24/1931 - 03/21/2014 Obituary
Carol Bassett Obituary
Carol Ann Bassett, 82, of Tracy, CA, passed away on Friday, March 21, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her loved ones.
A Celebration of Carol's life will be held at North Kern Cemetery in Delano, CA on Monday
March 31, at 10:00 a.m.
Carol was born July 24, 1931 in Circleville, KS, one of seven children born to Harve and Macle Kauffman. She moved to Delano, CA in 1951, and worked as an administrative assistant. She married Robert Bassett, of Delano, CA, on May 2, 1953. Together they raised five children on the Bassett farm east of Delano. Carol attended the First United Methodist Church of Delano and worked as the church secretary for many years. Carol was devoted to her family. She found joy in interacting with young children and had a deep appreciation for animals and nature. She was generous in sharing the bounties of the farm, which included oranges, fresh eggs, and raisins.
She is survived by her sons, Alan (Deanna) Bassett, of Delano, CA, Brian (Maria) Bassett of Tracy, CA, son-in-law, Robert Sayer of Superior, CO, siblings, Rex (Diana) Kauffman of Bakersfield, CA, Ned (Glenna) Kauffman of Topeka, KS, Ted (Pat) Kauffman of Lolo, MT, and Linda English of Bakersfield, CA, 12 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Robert, her daughters, Beth Bassett, Gail Keefauver, and Gwen Sayer, her parents, and her siblings, Maxine Meyer and Ray Kauffman.
The family would like to acknowledge the staff at Astoria Gardens and Optimal Hospice for the loving care they provided Carol. Contributions in her honor can be made to , www.alz.org or Pulmonary Hypertension Association,www.phassociation.org/
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Published in Bakersfield Californian on Mar. 28, 2014
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