|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 www.theaftd.org.
Published in Syracuse Post Standard from September 17 to September 18, 2012
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 30 Site 989-RH
Created by: Frank K.
Record added: Sep 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97363394