Shirley Louise Arvidson Basley
Shirley Louise Arvidson Basley
  • January 10, 1935 - January 6, 2018
  • Lanexa, Virginia

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Shirley Arvidson Basley, 82, of Lanexa, VA passed away on January 6, 2018. She was preceded in death by her mother, Marie Stifel, her father, Martin Arvidson; her sisters, Martha Pierce and Anne Green; and her husband of 56 years, Commander Raymond C. Basley, USN Retired.

She was a United States Navy military wife and an active participant in the VFW Womens' Auxilliary group, the Red Hats, the Toano Women's Club and the Women's Bridge Club of Toano. She loved to sew, knit, and play cards with her friends.

Shirley is survived her sons, Randy Basley and Reed Basley; daughters, Allison Basley and Sheena Wallace (Tom); grandchildren, Michael Goodsell, Elijah Lohman, Amy Filling (Matt), Robin Wallace and Taylor Wallace; and sister-in-law, JoAnn (Ray) Cole. She will also be missed by Patricia Duncan, her caregiver and friend of four years.

A memorial service will be held at 5:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Road, Williamsburg, VA.

In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution in Shirley's memory to the Hospice House of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan parkway, Williamsburg, VA. Online condolences may be shared with the family at