Mary Lou Basom

Mary Lou Basom

1922-2016

Mary Lou Basom, age 93, died peacefully at her home at Maple Ridge Assisted Living on May 7.

Born in Tacoma on Dec. 8, 1922, to Matthias and Florence Louella Thiel, she was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years Robert Lee, her youngest daughter Annie Bradford, and her grandchild Emily Craig.

Mary Lou was blessed with a fabulous husband and large family of six children, 18 grandchildren, and 36 great-grandchildren. Bob and Mary Lou raised their family in Seattle and moved to Whidbey Island in 1971.

She was a member of St. Hubert Catholic Church and Useless Bay Golf and Country Club. She volunteered for Meals on Wheels for many years. She enjoyed golfing, gardening, reading, needlework and doing crossword puzzles. She made a number of great friends on Whidbey Island over the years.

She is survived by her children, Robert Basom Jr. (Sharon), Carolyn Eagan (Chris), Jeffrey Basom, Katie Donohoue (David) and Mary Bakeman (Jeff).

The family would like to thank the staff at Maple Ridge Assisted Living and Hospice of the Northwest.

Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 18 at St. Hubert Catholic Church, Langley.

More in Obituaries

Lyle Spink: July 3, 1932 – Sept. 8, 2018

Lyle Spink passed away in the early hours of Sept. 8. He… Continue reading

Marcia Bergquist: 1949 – 2017

A memorial is planned for Sunday, Sept. 23 from 1-3 pm at… Continue reading

Gerald “Jerry” Lubinski: Sept. 11, 1943 – Aug. 26, 2018

Born in Holland, Ohio, to Joseph Lubinski and Elizabeth (Szymanowski). Graduated from… Continue reading

James A. Hartley: June 30, 1932 – Sept. 10, 2018

James A. Hartley passed away Sept. 10 at his home on Whidbey… Continue reading

Marcia Bergquist: 1949 – 2017

A memorial is planned for Sunday, Sept. 23, from 1-3 p.m. at… Continue reading

Donald Keith (Babe) Alexander: June 11, 1931 – Sept. 4, 2018

Born in Plainview, Neb., on June 11, 1931, Donald Alexander passed away… Continue reading

Gerard Fritz Schreuder: April 4, 1937 – Sept. 4th, 2018

On Sept. 4, 2018, our beloved husband, dad and Opapa, Gerard Fritz… Continue reading

Clifton A. Melling: Nov. 18, 1930 – Aug. 4, 2018

Clifton Alan Melling, age 87, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 4 at… Continue reading

Sidney (Sid) Iverson: July 31, 1933 – Aug. 18, 2018

Sidney Iverson, 85, of Seattle, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by… Continue reading

Most Read