|Birth: ||Jan. 3, 1919|
|Death: ||Nov. 25, 2011|
Lowrey B. Baskin, 92, of Waco, passed away Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at her residence. Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, at Austin Avenue United Methodist Church with the Rev. Chris Mesa officiating. Burial will be 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey.
Lowrey Waldene was born in Gatesville, Texas, to the late Nona Hackney and Rufus Burleson, the elder of two daughters. She graduated from Gatesville High School in 1934, attended Southwestern University at Georgetown, Texas, and graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Journalism in 1941. Lowrey taught Journalism and English at Orange High School from 1941 to 1944. There she met Lt(jg) Roy H. Baskin Jr., MC, USN, in 1943, and they were married on Oct. 14, 1943, at Bethel Methodist Church in Charleston, S.C. They lived in Oakland, Calif., and Rochester, Minn., before moving to Waco in 1952.
Her civic activities included serving as secretary of the Waco YWCA, several posts with the United Way, President of the McLennan County Medical Auxiliary, President of the Women's Symphony Council, Waco Art Center, President of the Fort House Board, member of the Earle-Harrison House Board, Cub Scout Pack 208, PTA, General Chairman of the Cotton Palace, Baylor Friends of Fine Arts Board, Strecker/Mayborn Museum Board and Baylor Heart of the Order. Lowrey also taught Sunday school at Austin Avenue United Methodist Church for over 30 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Roy H. Baskin Jr.; and sister, Virginia Burleson.
Survivors include her sons, R. Howard Baskin III and wife, Mary, of Waco, Leland B. Baskin and wife, Laura, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and J. Spencer Baskin and wife, Qian, of Pasadena, Calif.; grandchildren, Jacob N. "Jake" Baskin, of Austin; Lt. R. Quinn Baskin, USN, of Corpus Christi, Benajah B. "Ben" Baskin and wife, Brandie, of Waxahachie, Capt. Wm. Rush Baskin, USMC, and wife, Kalyn, of San Antonio, 2nd Lt. Roy H. Baskin IV, USMC, of Dallas, Elizabeth S. "Bess" Baskin, of Austin, William S. "Will" Baskin and John E. "Jack" Baskin, both of Waco, and Bernice L. Baskin, of Pasadena, Calif.; great-granddaughters, Brooklyn S. Baskin, Bostyn H. Baskin and Brenham N. Baskin, all of Waxahachie, and Adalyn J. Baskin and Reagan J. Baskin, both of San Antonio; and many other family members and friends.
Waco Tribune-Herald: 11/26/2011...H8(2)
Rufus Sassie Burleson (1890 - 1953)
Nona Hackney Burleson (1894 - 1984)
Roy Howard Baskin (1916 - 2005)
Plot: Blk. 19, Lot 84
Created by: Ruth M. Brown
Record added: Nov 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81013249