OBITUARY

Mildred Larson Bassett

September 13, 1927November 18, 2021

Born 09/13/1927. Died 11/18/2021. Millie passed peacefully from this life in her own home surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her parents and all her siblings and by her husband, Keith Done Bassett. She is survived by her 4 children, Stephanie Gordon, Grant Bassett, Jody Clark, and Kelly Davis; 14 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

Millie was born in Logan, Utah and grew up on a farm in Nibley. She graduated from South Cache High School and moved to Salt Lake where she attended and graduated from Holy Cross School of Nursing, where she was also a member of the Cadet Nurse Corp. She met Keith in Salt Lake and married him right after her graduation.

Millie was a wonderful and dedicated nurse. She once had the honor and privilege of being President David O. McKay’s private duty nurse for 5 years. She and Keith’s relationship was a love affair for all times. They were wonderful parents and had many adventures over the 65 years they were together. Since Keith’s passing, Millie has longed for her beloved companion and we love to think of them being together again now.

During her last years Millie had dementia and was lovingly (and mostly patiently) cared for at home by her granddaughter, Jami. Millie often returned in her mind to her youth and her life and family on the farm. She had so many stories.

Millie was such a beautiful fun loving and adventurous woman. She was so outgoing and friendly and positive. We will all miss her so very much. She was such a classy lady.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, November 22, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 South Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah, with a viewing to be held from 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. in the same location.

  • FAMILY

  • Keith Done Bassett, Husband (deceased)
  • Mildred was preceded in death by her parents and all her siblings.
    Mildred is survived by her 4 children, Stephanie Gordon, Grant Bassett, Jody Clark, and Kelly Davis; 14 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

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Summer Battisti

November 22, 2021

The memories that keep coming back to me of my Grandma as we send this beautiful woman on with fondest farewells, are those of a vibrant, energetic and spunky soul who was always ready to bless you with her sweet smile and affectionate touch. Swimming around her in their pool at Park Place, walking along the beach in New Zealand, playing cards at the beach house in Haceta, and sitting holding hands as she happily recounts stories from her childhood- these are the memories I hold dear. Thank you grandma for all the love, all the fun, and for the inspiration of a life well lived.

Shad Novasio

November 22, 2021

Dear family…..
When I was at the lowest point of my life, after the death of my mom, looking for a place to live, I was fortunate to meet Keith and Millie. They took me in, honorarily adopted as another sibling and child, and was adored and loved by not only Keith and Millie, but all of you.
Millie’s laughter and smile lit many dark days. Her tender and empathetic heart taught me more love and compassion than I thought possible.
We all have peace in our hearts that they are walking side by side, holding hands, and guarding those they love. No better pair of angels could stand watch.
I love you all, and thank you for the kindness you have shared, in family, laughter and storytelling.
May her love and laughter be in your thoughts, daily.
Forever, I love you all!!
Shad

Kris Larsen

November 22, 2021

Everyone loved Aunt Millie. She was always smiling and very kind to me. My mom (Alice) was always telling great stories of her and Millie growing up on the farm. They were unbelievably beautiful girls and I'm sure drove their parents nuts. One of the funniest stories my mom told was as little girls, well before having a drivers license, they took the farm truck and drove to Logan from Nibley. Mom was too small to reach the gas pedal so Millie pushed the gas and brakes while Mom took the steering wheel! Mom said they had a blast an no one knew! I will miss Aunt Millie.

Linda Forzani

November 20, 2021

I have very fond memories of my Aunt Millie. She was so much fun to be with and was kind and thoughtful. I remember wondering how she raised 4 children and had a nursing career too. She was truly a beautiful looking, classy woman. She has a beautiful soul.

I loved her visits to Canada and Rancho Mirage, CA with Uncle Keith and my mother Alice.

Thank you Aunt Millie🙏

Tammy Larsen

November 20, 2021

Such a beautiful soul inside and out. My favorite Aunt. I remember every month she and her loving Husband Keith would travel to Logan to visit us and Her beautiful sister Alice larsen. Always loved seeing this amazing woman of whom I was so proud to call my aunt Millie.
Sweet loving soul who wouldn’t ever hurt a fly. So classy. An angel from heaven who brought so much joy to all her family and friends.
I know you have a front roll seat up there.
May you Rest In Peace sweet Millie, I love you.

Lexie Clark

November 19, 2021

My grandma Bassett, I worship the ground she walked on. And still till this day strive to be as much like her as possible. I'm still working on the birds landing on me hasn't happened yet. But I did get her temper and I'm proud of it. I just feel honored that she was my grandmother. Best compliment of my life was when my grandfather, her husband told me that I reminded him of his her and that out of all the grandkids I looked the most like her. Made me the happiest girl in the world. I'm glad she's finally at peace

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY