Leonore Crowther Bassett


Leonore Crowther Bassett, 2 December 1930

Leonore Crowther Bassett, 72, of Pleasant Grove, UT, formerly of Shafter, CA passed away December 3, 2002. She was born December 2, 1930 in Malad City, ID to Edward N. and Estella Evans Crowther. She married Dick Bassett on August 3, 1954 in the Logan LDS Temple.

Leonore grew up in Malad and attended school there. She attended Utah State University and later BUY where she graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. Leonore taught first grade in New Brunswick, NJ. She and Dick later moved to Shafter, CA where they raised their four children.

Leonore was an active member of the LDS Church and served in many positions including seminary teacher, Relief Society president and Primary president, in addition to many other callings. Her favorite calling was teaching children in her home, church and school.

Leonore had a love for beautiful creations. She taught her children and grandchildren to love music and nature and to develop their talents in the service of others.

She is survived by her husband Dick of Pleasant Grove and four children: Yvonne Garzola, Pleasant Grove; Alyce (Wlat) Sangster, Ypsilanti, MI; Craig (Debbie) Bassett, San Antonio, TX; Diane (John) Read, Alexandria, VA; and 13 grandchildren. Additional survivors include two sisters: Valene Turner and ShaRon (Woody) Jones; and son in law, Gilberto Garzola. Her grandson, Tyler, three brothers and two sisters, preceded her in death.

Funeral services were held December 7, 2002 in the Grove Creek 7th Ward Chapel, Pleasant Grove. Interment was in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery. Funeral Directors – Olpin Family Mortuary, Pleasant Grove.


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