New Mexico, USA
Carl Martin Bassett, 81, a lifelong resident of Edgewood, passed away on January 30, 2005, after a long illness.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Josephine; a daughter, Frances Bassett of Albuquerque; sons, Eugene, John, Kenneth, and Bill, together with his wife, Julie Bassett, all of Edgewood; granddaughters, Megan Kulju, Natasha Romero, Amanda, Kelly, and Olivia Bassett; grandson, William Bassett; and great-grandchildren, Jason and Makenna Kulju.
Carl is also survived by two sisters, Linnie Faye Mallot of San Dimas, CA, and Eunice King of Amarillo, TX, along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Carl was preceded in death by his eldest son, Jimmy, who died on January 5, 2005. Carl was born September 22, 1923, to William Oscar and Clara May Bassett, on his family's homestead in Venus, NM, near present-day Edgewood.
Carl graduated from Moriarty High School in 1942, and was drafted into the U.S. Navy where he served aboard the fabled USS Mullany during World War II.
After the war, Carl returned to Edgewood. He married Josephine Hoeffner of Montgomery, NY, on January 1, 1952, and together he and Josephine farmed, ranched, raised their family, and were very active in the civic life of Edgewood and the tri-county East Mountain area.
Carl was a 30-year member of the Edgewood Soil and Water Conservation Board; he was a charter member of the Edgewood Volunteer Fire Department, and he belonged to the American Legion Post #74 in Moriarty and the Edgewood Senior Citizens. Carl and Josephine donated the land where the Edgewood Fire Department and Community Building are located.
Carl loved politics and served for many years as the Democrat Party precinct chairman in Edgewood, and also served for a time on the party's state Central Committee.
Carl was an enrolled member of the Cherokee Indian Nation, through his mother, Clara May Martin, of Pryor, OK. Carl's family and numerous friends will sorely miss his open and generous spirit, his wry wit, and his dependable good humor.
The Bassett family wishes to extend their appreciation to the staff of the Albuquerque Veterans Hospital who assisted Carl in the final months of his life, and they particularly wish to thank Carl's physical therapist at the hospital, Eddie Segears.
William Oscar Bassett (1888 - 1966)
Clara May Bassett (1890 - 1988)
Josephine Hoeffner Bassett (1926 - ____)*
James Edwin Bassett (1953 - 2005)*
Mary E Cooper (1912 - 2001)*
George Lonnie Bassett (1916 - 2000)*
Carl Martin Bassett (1923 - 2005)
Mountain Valley Cemetery
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: AlbqFirefly
Record added: Jun 14, 2010
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