Louise Bastow

April 19, 1925July 8, 2018

1925 - 2018

Louise Hilma Naumann Bastow, age 93, our loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, peacefully passed from this life to the next on July 8, 2018, surrounded by family.

Louise was born in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 19, 1925, along with her twin brother, Arthur, while their parents were traveling from California to Utah. Louise’s parents were Max Oswin and Frieda Hilma Knorr Naumann. After living in California for a few years, they moved back to Utah where Louise graduated from West High School.

On April 30, 1943, Louise married Russell Homer Bastow, just a few days before he was inducted into the United States Army. They were married for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. During their 72 years of marriage, Louise and Homer were blessed with three sons, 14 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. Their first son, Jeffery, was born while Homer was serving in WW II’s Pacific Theatre with distinction. Louise demonstrated her great work ethic by caring for Jeff while working diligently to save money and buying furniture as a surprise for Homer upon his return. After the war, the family lived in Santa Paula, California where sons, Stephen and Brent were born. Upon their return to Utah, they lived in Salt Lake City, later moving to Holladay where they resided for nearly 60 years.

Louise was a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she held numerous callings throughout the years, including Stake Primary President in the Salt Lake Pioneer Stake. Louise was talented in needlework and many lovely pieces graced their home. She loved gardening and filled their yard with beauty. Louise worked at ZCMI/Macy’s for over 35 years as a valued employee.

Louise is survived by sons Jeffery Lynn (Candy) Bastow and Brent Homer (Joy) Bastow, of Salt Lake City, and daughter-in-law Karen Bastow, currently of London, England. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Homer Bastow, her son, Stephen Russell Bastow, and her twin brother, Arthur Naumann. She is also survived by a sister Eleanor (Arnold) Conrad, Salt Lake City, and brother, Melvin Naumann, Winnemucca, Nevada.

Graveside service will be held Saturday, July 14, 2018, 10:00 a.m. at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park and Mortuary, 3401 S. Highland Dr. A visitation is planned for Friday evening 6-8 at the same location.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Frederick Gottlieb and also the Huntsman Cancer Institute for their compassionate and loving care. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Huntsman Cancer Institute in memory of Louise Bastow, online at or or by mail to the Hunstman Cancer Foundation, 500 Huntsman Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108.


  • Jefferey Lynn (Candy) Bastow, Son
  • Brent Homer (Joy) Bastow, Son
  • Karen Bastow, Daughter-in-law
  • Eleanor (Arnold) Conrad, Sister
  • Melvin Naumann, Brother

  • Jeffrey Lynn Bastow, Pallbearer
  • Jonathan Jeffery Bastow, Pallbearer
  • Jeffrey Lynn (JB) Bastow II, Pallbearer
  • Brandt Peter Bastow, Pallbearer
  • Brent Homer Bastow, Pallbearer
  • Landon Brent Bastow, Pallbearer
  • Travis Lane Bastow, Pallbearer
  • Nathan Ross Bastow, Pallbearer
  • Max Christopher Bastow, Pallbearer
  • Bryan Russell Bastow, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Friday, July 13, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, July 14, 2018

Louise Bastow

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Shelley Robinson

July 15, 2018

I was a neighbor to Homer and Louise for a number of years in Holladay. I often drove by their lovely home and saw them working together in their beautiful yard. Louise was a lovely gracious woman, and always treated me with kindness. Sirry for the loss of your dear Mother grandmother and sister!

Gerald Eric Newman (Naumann)

July 13, 2018

I am thinking of you and our shared family in found memories that I share frequently with my 6 children 18 grandchildren 30 greats and hope to share with our 5 great great grandchildren. I would love to see you folks after 50 plus years and will hold your family in my prayers. Corny or Eric Newman's son