BASSETT, Jewel S. (Feaster)
Jewel Bassett, 95, died Monday, September 19, 2011 in Wichita Falls, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at Havenbrook Funeral Home Chapel in Norman, Oklahoma. Interment will follow at the Norman I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Viewing will be at the funeral home prior to the service. Local arrangements were conducted through Lunn’s Colonial Funeral Home, with services under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
Mrs. Bassett was born June 29, 1916 to Beaulah and Vincent Feaster in Gracemont, Oklahoma. She was a graduate of Gracemont High School and attended Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, Oklahoma. She eloped with Fred Bassett in Cordell on May 26, 1933 just after her high school graduation. He preceded her in death in March 2004, after nearly 71 years of marriage.
Jewel and Fred worked together, traveled together, volunteered together and enjoyed all things OU together. She served as a bookkeeper in various businesses that she and Fred owned throughout the years, including a John Deere dealership in Chickasha and a Volkswagen dealership in San Angelo, Texas before moving to Norman in 1967. When not volunteering in the community, Jewel and Fred loved traveling and achieved their goal of visiting all 50 states and many European countries. They also loved the Sooners and were OU football season ticket holders for more than 50 years. Their greatest passion, though, was spending time with their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In 2005, after Fred’s death in 2004, Jewel moved from Norman to Wichita Falls.
Mrs. Bassett was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Jo Nell Bassett Millington; husband, Fred Bassett; two brothers and one sister. She is survived by a brother, Quentin Feaster of Elk City, Oklahoma; son, Fred E. Bassett and wife Lynn, of Wichita Falls; son-in-law, Seth Millington and wife, Ellen, of Norman, Oklahoma; five grandsons including former Wichitan Brad Bassett and wife Stacy of Rockwall, TX; two granddaughters, including Melanie Bassett Wright and husband Greg of Wichita Falls; thirteen great-grandchildren and many beloved nieces and nephews.