Betty Basham Eden

May 30, 1928May 17, 2020

Shreveport, LA – Mrs. Betty Geraldine Eden, 91, of Shreveport left us to be with her Lord, Sunday, May 17, 2020.

Betty was born the first of seven children to Evelyn and Roy Basham, Wednesday, May 30, 1928, in rural Baca County, Colorado.

Betty was a child of the ‘Dust Bowl’ and a ‘Depression-Baby’ of the 1930’s, in the far southeastern corner of the state.

Being the eldest of seven came with the great responsibility of helping raise the other children and work around the home and farm during such hard economic times. Yet, Betty and the Basham family persevered and they pulled through it. Betty worked as a nanny while attending Denver Business College, earning an Associates Degree. She married the love of her life, Eugene “Gene” Eden. They began to raise a family and eventually, the family relocated to Louisiana in the early 1970’s, where Betty began her career in the Transportation Industry that spanned thirty-eight years, working for Melton Trucking lines.

Mrs. Eden had several hobbies including needlepoint, quilting, and china painting. She was a member of the Ark-La-Tex Porcelain Guild. Betty held many passion’s but the two greatest, were that of her Lord, Jesus Christ, and her loving family. Betty was a long time, active, member of Trinity Heights Baptist Church in Shreveport. She was blessed with three children, five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and even one great-great grandchild. She was very blessed in her active 91 years.

Mrs. Eden was preceded in death by: father, Roy Basham; mother, Evelyn Franklin Basham; her beloved husband of forty-nine years, Eugene “Gene” Eden, her brother Jimmy and sisters Jeanette and Shirley. Left to cherish her memory are: sisters Leta ( & Bruce) Burke and Carol (& Corwin) Brown, brother Jerry (& Virginia) Basham, sons, Larry (& Dee Ann) Eden, Wayne (& Andi) Eden; daughter, Susan (& Chris) Robinson; grand children, great-grandchildren, a great-great grandchild, siblings, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins to carry on her legacy.

She will be greatly missed.

A Graveside Service will be held in her honor 1:00 PM, Friday May 22, in Campo Cemetery, Campo, CO.


  • A Graveside Service

    Friday, May 22, 2020


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Shirley Close

May 21, 2020

Betty had the greatest smile and laugh. I remember her being around her family and just being happy.

Kimberly Berg

May 20, 2020

We are going to miss Aunt Betty! The Basham siblings always had such a close relationship with each other. I was privileged to spend time with her learning about the genealogy of her (our) family and to put together stories for the family using her and her siblings memories. One time she gave me a beautiful hand painted china tray which I treasure to this day. For an upcoming reunion, a while ago, we decided to put together a sampler quilt representing each of the siblings and their families, Betty's was the first block I received - and of course it was so unique to everyone else's. I also am privileged to have collected pictures of all of the families. I am attaching one of my favorites of Aunt Betty - she was so beautiful. Love you Aunt Betty!

Constance Winslow

May 20, 2020

I grew up neighbors to Betty and her family. I rode the school bus with her sisters. My parents were Marvin and Annabel Taylor. Condolences to the family. Jane Winslow fna Janie Taylor

Madelyn Eden Mlynek

May 20, 2020

As a child I was infatuated every time I saw Aunt Betty. She was a beautiful Aunt who I truly admired. Missing your sweet smile.


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