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Richard Ray Bassett
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“I had the pleasure of caring for Mr. Bassett during his stay at Kaseman Presbyterian. We shared many chats and laughs, as well as a few tears. He...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Leslie Brown - Albuquerque, NM

“I am very sad about Dick's passing. He was such an influence on my children Erin and Elaine. Never did a week pass when we were neighbors that he...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Audie Mondy - Albuquerque, NM

“I work and travelled with Dick in the early 1960's at Sandia. He was a neat guy to know and was very helpful to this newcomer. In later years, after...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Ross B. Yingst - Lemitar, NM

“Cheryl and Gayle. My sincere condolences on your fathers passing. You and your children are in my thoughts and prayers. The loss of a parent is a...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Bill White - Lakeway, TX

“We all are so very sorry to hear of your loss. We all have experienced so much loss over the last year. We will hold on to the wonderful memories...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Chester Arlette & Larry Sanchez - NM

“Very sorry to learn of your father's passing and strongly identifying with all your sadness right now. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Jeff Dodd - Ruidoso, NM

“My sincerest condolences to the two of you. Your parents always treated me so well. I will always have the experience your Dad gave me in driving...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Jo Ellen Grove - Camdenton, MO, MO

“I am sorry I can not be with you at this time. I have wonderful memories of the good times I had with Dick and Charlotte. When Charlotte and...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Mary Ann Atteberry - Columbia, MO

“I have known the family since he first started to work at the Labs.Dick took on life at full speed. After the death of his wife he suffered terribly...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Susie Janes - La Cueva, NM

“On behalf of the French Family of Companies we want to wish you our deepest condolences. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Shelia Hocker - Albuquerque, NM


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BASSETT---Richard Ray Bassett of Alameda, New Mexico passed away peacefully on October 3, 2010 after dealing with cancer on his terms. He was born in Joplin, Missouri on February 19, 1926. At 18, he joined the Navy and was discharged at 20 years of age. He then attended the University of Missouri and earned his bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering. He put himself through school by playing in a dance band and played saxophone and oboe. Shortly thereafter he got a job offer to move to Albuquerque, New Mexico and work for Sandia Laboratories where he retired after forty years of service. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of fifty years, Charlotte Mary Bassett. Richard is survived by his daughters, Cheryl Carter, and Gayle O’Dell; grandchildren, Brandon Carter, Haley Carter, and Colten O’Dell; and his brother Raymond Bassett. The family would like to express our sincere appreciation to The New Mexico Cancer Center, Presbyterian Hospital Oncology Unit, Kaseman Rehabilitation Hospital, Skies Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and AmberCare Hospice. Thank you to all of our dear friends, especially David and Theresa Romero and their children who were our Angels in Richards’s time of need, and kept all his family in their prayers. Services will be held Saturday, October 9, 2010, 10:00 a.m., at French, University Blvd. Chapel. Entombment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Friends may visit one hour prior to service. We love and miss you very much! Your Family.

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