BASILEVSKY--Nathalie (nee Wrangel), 99, of Cos Cob, CT. Beloved mother of Peter A. Basilevsky and the late Helen A. Basilevsky, grandmother of Alexis P. Basilevsky and Katharine H. Deering and two great-grandchildren. She died peacefully on August 9, 2013. She had a big heart, a sharp intellect and will be missed by all who knew her. Mrs. Basilevsky, born in 1913 in St. Petersburg, Russia, was the last surviving child of Lt. Gen. Baron Peter N. Wrangel and Olga M. Wrangel. She was predeceased by her husband Alexis G. Basilevsky, sister Helene Meyendorff and her brothers Peter and Alexis Wrangel. Baron Wrangel was the last Commander in Chief of the White Army in the Russian Civil War and who, after a long and valiant struggle despite his army being woefully outmanned and undersupplied, engineered the seaborne evacuation of approximately 150,000 soldiers and civilians, including 7,000 children, from the Crimea in November 1920 in the face of overwhelming advancing Bolshevik forces. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at St. Mary's Holy Assumption Russian Orthodox Church, 141 Den Road, Stamford, CT at 10:00am followed by burial at the Russian Orthodox Convent of ''Novo-Diveevo'', 100 Smith Road, Nanuet, New York. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Mary's or the Tolstoy Foundation, 104 Lake Road, Valley Cottage, NY 10989.
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Published in The New York Times on Aug. 11, 2013