Vera Jane Bassett

September 6, 1928 ~ December 2, 2017

Vera Bassett, 89, was born Vera Jane Sage, on September 6, 1928 in Kemmerer, WY, to William and Eva Sage. She was the fourth of eight children. The family eventually settled in Camas, WA, where she attended high school, and met her life-long love, Walt Bassett. The couple married while still in their teens, and were together until Walt's passing earlier this year. They had two children, Richard "Dick" and Sharon. Vera was a homemaker most of her life, and was content to raise her children, and let Walt make most of the big decisions. They moved to Battle Ground in 1965, where Walt became a well-known business man. They were both members of the Lions Club there, and Vera is a former member of the BG Garden Club. After retirement, they became Snow Birds, and Vera enjoyed many winters in the warm climate of Desert Hot Springs, CA. Her heart failed, and she passed away suddenly on December 2nd, 2017. She was loved by many, and will be missed by all. She is survived by her children, Dick Bassett and Sharon Woosley; three grandchildren, Stacey Bassett, Holli Woosley and Kyle Woosley; two great-grandchildren, Caroline and Parker Woosley; two sisters, Beverly Crisman and Linda Stewart; two brothers, Raymond and Larry Sage; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and three sisters, Mayme Shull, Alta Strebe and Oreta Lockhart.
Services for Vera will be at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, 1101 NE 112th Ave., Vancouver on Friday, December 15th, at 3 p.m.
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Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel
1101 NE 112th Avenue Vancouver, WA 98684
(360) 892-6060

Published in The Columbian on Dec. 7, 2017