Claudell Arnett Bass
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Claudell Arnett Bass
  • January 5, 1935 - November 26, 2017
  • Bryan, Texas

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Claudell Arnett Bass, 82, passed away Sunday morning November 26 at her home in Bryan.
Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, November 30 at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan. Interment will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Robertson County. Family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service Thursday at the funeral home.

Claudell was born January 5, 1935 in Bryan the daughter of Claude L. and Addie (Moore) Arnett. She resided on the Cavitt Ranch with parents until her father's death when she was only 11 years old, Claudell and her mother moved to Bryan soon after. She attended Bryan schools and graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1953. Claudell remained active with her beloved "Class of '53" until her passing.

After high school graduation, Claudell attended and completed courses at McKenzie-Baldwin Business School and went to work for the Texas Highway Department in Bryan. After raising her children, Arnee', Bubba and Anette; Claudell work for the First Bank & Trust, then with Bryan Anesthesia, where she made many lifelong friends. In 1977 she married Bob Bass, and worked with him in the insurance business.

Family was the most cherished thing in Claudell's life. As a result of her devotion, unconditional love and guidance, Claudell will forever be remembered as "The Matriarch of the Family". Claudell was a passionate sports fan, supporting her grandchildren and of course "her Aggie's". She was lifelong member of Central Baptist Church.

Claudell is preceded in death by her parents, Claude L. and Addie Arnett; husband, Bob Bass; and a son, Otis L. "Bubba" McDonald.

She is survived by her two daughters, Arnee' McDonald Papp and husband Chuck, Anette McDonald Loftin and husband Tuffy; nephew, Sam McDonald and wife Regina; grandchildren, Claire Papp Chilcoat and husband Coby, Claudia Papp, Clayton Glen Loftin and wife Hailey, Bay Loftin Ruffin and husband Mark; great-grandchildren, Tucker Glen Loftin, Nash David Loftin, Lila Mae Loftin, Rhett Travis Ruffin and Rollie Mac Ruffin; and numerous cousins and close friends.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Robertson County Shiloh Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 5608, Bryan, Texas 77805.