In Loving Memory of
Beatrice Mary Bassett
Beatrice Bassett was born on February 21, 1923, in the family home in Currie, Minnesota to John and Blanche Lingen Ward. She grew up in Currie and graduated from Tracy High School. On January 29, 1945, she and Gerald “Jerry” Bassett were married at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Currie. Following their marriage, they made their home with Jerry’s parents for a time before taking over the family farm. Beatrice worked for the DMV in the Tracy, MN office for many years. In 1987 they retired and moved to a home on Lake Shetek and began wintering in Mesa, AZ. Beatrice and Jerry loved working at dances on Saturday nights at Vahalla. In 2009 they sold their lake home and moved to Currie. Jerry passed away on December 6, 2012. Beatrice remained in Currie and spent her winters in Mesa. In 2018 she sold her home in Currie and split her time between Burnsville, Mesa and St. George, UT. Beatrice passed away on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at her daughter, Carol’s home in St. George at the age of 98. She was a lifetime member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Currie where she was in the CCW. Beatrice also was a member of the Currie Town and Country and the Farm Bureau. She loved sitting on the patio with her family, playing “THE GAME”, fishing, bowling, playing cards, and golfing in her younger days.
Survivors include her six children and their spouses, Carol and Art Boisvert of St. George, UT, Linda and Ed Donahue of Burnsville, MN, Dave and Shelly Bassett of Currie, MN, Randy and Sharon Bassett of Currie, MN, Dean Bassett of Glendale, AZ, and Don and Karen Bassett of Fridley, MN, 24 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren, 21 great-great-grandchildren, and two siblings and their spouses, Bob and Lois Ward of Burnsville, MN, and Janet Tilson of Okinawa, WI. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Jerry, siblings, Agnes and her husband, Sherwood, Viola LaChapelle, Don Ward, and Cliff Ward and his wife, Jermaine and one brother-in-law, Floyd Tilson.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Currie, MN on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. with Msgr. R Paul Heiting officiating. The organist is Patty LeClaire. The pallbearers are her children. Interment is at Calvary Cemetery in Currie, MN.
Visitation will be on Friday, June 25, 2021, at IHM Church in Currie from 4-6 p.m. and also one hour prior to the services at the church on Saturday. Memorials may be directed to St. George Utah Hospice Organization.
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