Baskett, Barbara Jean Ferris, passed away on March 4, 2013 at home surrounded by her family. She was vibrant, beautiful and adventurous until the end. Barbara was born in Osborne, Kansas on September 1, 1937, the daughter of Paul William and Cora May Ferris. |
While in Long Beach, Barbara met the love of her life, James Allen Baskett, and married June 23, 1955. They were married for 57 years and are long-time residents of Garden Grove. They remained deeply connected and devoted to one another through their marriage. They shared many adventures and lived a life surrounded by family and friends.
Beloved by all who knew her, Barbara was more than just a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, and sister; she was a true inspiration, a heartfelt friend. She loved life and all those around her.
She was preceded in death by her son, Gary Allen Baskett, and grandson, Bradley Allen Baskett.
She remains deeply loved and will be sorely missed by her children: Darla (John) McMullen, Cynthia (Keith) Miller, Patricia (Douglas) Romine, Deborah Baskett, and Sharon (Wayne) Froboese; 16 grandchildren: Alicia, Melissa, Eric, Jason, Melondy, Amanda, Jeremy, Alyson, Tyler, Mathias, Caitlin, Sean, Michael, Connor, and Taylor; and 3 great-grandchildren: Isiah, Micah and Sariah.
A visitation for family and friends is scheduled on Friday, March 8, 2013 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, a funeral service celebrating her life will be held the following day on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 2:00 pm, followed by graveside services all of which to be held at Westminster Memorial Park.
Published in Orange County Register on Mar. 8, 2013