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Freddie “Fred” Ben Basham, 87, was born in Eastland, TX and passed away in Houston, TX February 11, 2013. Fred joined the US Army Air Corp in 1943 and served during WWII as a pilot. He then served in the US Air Force Reserve for 25 years and retired with the rank of Major. He was a graduate of Texas A&M University and began his career at Shell Oil as an engineer. In 1962, Fred was recruited as an agent with State Farm Insurance and retired after 33 successful years. Fred was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 52 years, Claudia Basham. He is survived by his daughters, Susan Hichens and Sally Easterling; son-in-law Arthur Hichens; grandchildren, Ryan & Clayton Farley and Amanda & Matthew Easterling; and 4 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Thursday, February 14, 2013 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 11:00 am on Friday, February 15, 2013 at the Chapel of the Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Fred’s name to the / at https://donate.americanheart.org/ecommerce/donation/. We wish to express our sincere gratitude to his loving caregiver, Theresa, doctors, and nursing home.



Published in Houston Chronicle on Feb. 13, 2013
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