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Barbara Jane Wichmann Basla
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Birth: May 19, 1952
Death: Sep. 14, 2012

Barbara Jane (Wichmann), Basla, 60, died Friday, September 14 at her home on Bolling Air Force Base. She loved life as an Air Force wife traveling the world, volunteering as a Hospice aide, teaching religious education, working as a wedding coordinator, volunteering at soup kitchens, and working in hospitality management; but first and foremost, she loved being a wife, mother, and consummate hostess. Barbara is survived by her husband, Lt. Gen. Michael Joseph Basla, USAF; daughters, Sara Ruddy (Patrick), Beth Ketchum (Larry), and Marissa Basla; her son, Adam; her mother, Jane Wichmann Sheidt; sisters, Peggy Thomas and Gail Hagan; and brothers, Bruce, Brian, and Scott Wichmann. She is also survived by grandchildren, Carter, Hannah, Olivia, and Brooks Ruddy; and Charlie, Hudson, and Griffin Ketchum. A celebration of Barbara's life will be held on TODAY, September 18, 2012 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Cunningham Funeral Home, 811 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA. A Catholic Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Bolling AFB Chapel 2. Interment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at 2 p.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Barbara's name may be made to the Association for Frontal-Temporal Degeneration at

Published in Syracuse Post Standard from September 17 to September 18, 2012 
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 30 Site 989-RH
Created by: Frank K.
Record added: Sep 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97363394
Barbara Jane <i>Wichmann</i> Basla
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