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Harry Figgins Basse
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Birth: Nov. 17, 1910
North Pomona
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Oct. 4, 1991
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Harry Figgins Basse was born in 1910 in North Pomona, Los Angeles, California, where his parents owned and operated a small grocery store. Around 1920, the family moved to Orange County, where they established themselves as an early pioneering ranching family in Westminster. Harry learned about growing oranges and later managed and operated his own citrus orchards.
In 1938, Harry married LeVene Parks and two sons were born of this union, Joe Fredrick and Vincent Allen.
In 1942, Harry enlisted in the Army and served with the 12th Armored Division in Europe, fighting with Company B of the 23rd Tank Battalion. In 1945, at the "Battle for Castle Itter" in Bavaria, Lieutenant Harry Basse took command of the tank, "Boche Buster", and was awarded the Silver Star for "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy".
After the war, Harry returned to Westminster and continued to manage and operate the family orange groves. At retirement, Harry and LeVene moved to the town of Bishop, California, where Harry lived a quiet life, enjoying his fishing and view of the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains. In 1991, Harry passed away in Los Angeles at the age of 80.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Frederick Douglas Basse (1882 - 1970)
  Ethel Mary Figgins Basse (1888 - 1970)
 
 Spouse:
  LaVene Louise Parks Basse (1918 - 1991)*
 
 Siblings:
  Margaret Louise Basse (1909 - 1990)*
  Harry Figgins Basse (1910 - 1991)
  Fred Douglas Basse (1911 - 1991)*
  Richard Wesley Basse (1912 - 1981)*
  Ben Benton Basse (1914 - 2006)*
  Louis Fernow Basse (1916 - 2008)*
  Rose Basse McIntire (1918 - 1998)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
A Brave Soldier
 
Burial:
Westminster Memorial Park
Westminster
Orange County
California, USA
Plot: Section 16 - Garden of Olives
 
Maintained by: RT
Originally Created by: macso
Record added: Feb 03, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104565955
Harry Figgins Basse
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Harry Figgins Basse
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Harry Figgins Basse
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