Lee Basnett
1940 - 2020
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1940 ˜ 2020

Lee Basnett passed away at 79 on July 10, 2020 in Vancouver, WA.
Lee was a Sgt. Major when he retired from the Army, after serving our country for 30 years; twenty in the medical field, and educating nursing students in Tacoma. Lee’s military service included 6 years in Hawaii and 16 years out of country in Vietnam and Germany.
After his military retirement, Lee continued in the nursing field, working 10 years at the Washington State Hospital in Steilacoom.
Lee loved fishing, hunting, RVing and his art, creating all types of projects. He loved life (and pranks) with family and friends.
Lee is survived by his loving wife, Mary; and two of his four children, Jerry Basnett and Cheryl Conway; 9 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two of his children, Carla Basnett and Terry Basnett; and one grandchild, Austin Holteen.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Please sign his guest book @ www.columbian.com/obits

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Published in The Columbian on Jul. 19, 2020.
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July 30, 2020
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