Louise Bernice Basey

February 13, 1925 - September 28, 2022
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Louise Basey, a renowned concert pianist, transitioned from time to eternity on September 28, 2022, at the age of 97. The daughter of the late Reverend Nathaniel and Hannah Foster was born on February 13, 1925, in Palo Pinto, Texas. She and her family moved to Breckenridge, Texas, where she met and married the loveContinue Reading

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Karen V. Basey left a message on October 17, 2022:
I am missing my grandmother Louise, who I was accustom to calling by her first name, Louise. I was told she preferred to be called by her birth name, Louise, and not grandma, Nana, or any other title generally given to grandmothers. So, I did what I was told my entire life and respectfully called my grandmother Louise, with much love and endearment. The meaning of Louise’s name is a perfect description of who she is – a description online says, “a renowned fighter and one who is destined to stand their ground with courage.” That’s Louise – unafraid, intelligent, witty, talented, a leader, teacher, and she didn’t care to be bothered by people who just couldn’t get it right. Louise taught me to play the piano at a very young age with “Mary Had a Little Lamb” being my first tune to play. She had me to perform my first tune in a recital she organized. Needless to say, I didn’t get past “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” but it was a good first introduction to reading music. I remember attending musicals she directed and concerts where she was the featured pianist and feeling proud of Louise. As a child, I have fond memories of visiting her in Oakland at her home on Deerwood Street and later at her home on Hood Street. Visiting the Hood Street home was a special treat for the grandchildren because the Knowland Park Zoo was right next door and a visit to the zoo was made a part of our visit. Louise’s laughter was infectious and I loved her passion for enjoying life. I remember before each meal, she recited the verse, “The Lord is my Sheperd; I shall not want,” – that verse conveyed how she lived her life – God would take care of her and she will never be in need. Oh, I am missing my dearly beloved grandmother, Louise.
Laura A Taylor-Johnson left a message on October 11, 2022:
I remember Louise Basey as a sweet, sweet spirit that I loved to be around and one who willing shared her bountiful gifts with others. She shared her delicious chicken pate with me, which was a most delicious treat, as she patiently taught me the game of bridge. She shared her musical gifts as you listened to the voices of a female group called the “Melodettes”, a group she trained to sing in very close harmony. Louise was an intellectual and always learning about something. She learned how to knit and taught me to knit, gifting me with her first knitted hat which I still have. She took classes in French at Oakland City college and shared her French vocabulary cards with me, which I have passed on to a younger generation. I vividly remember Louise as music director at Church of All Faiths and the time she staged a professional musical that could easily compare to an off-Broadway musical in New York City. I will always cherish the invaluable gifts, beautiful memories and sweet, sweet spirit of Louise. My deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to the family of Louise Basey. Laura A. Taylor-Johnson
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