Katherine Bass Blume
September 6, 1925 – August 15, 2012
Katherine Bass Blume Katherine was born September 6, 1925 in Westlake to Dan and Gladys Lee Bass. She graduated as valedictorian from Westlake High School in 1942. Katherine lived and taught school in Westlake, Tripoli Libya, Morgan City and New Orleans. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from McNeese State University, where she the first female to graduate with a 4.0 average. She received her Masters Degree from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, LA. Katherine was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She retired and lived on Toledo Bend Lake in Many, LA. Katherine was preceded in death by her husband of sixty- two years, Kenneth Lynell Blume; parents, Dan Sr. and Gladys Bass; brothers, Dan Jr. and Ray Leonard Bass. She is survived by her daughter, Donna Lee Blume of Ragley; brother, Kenneth Riley Bass of Houston; grandchildren, John Paul Areno IV and wife Donna of Shreveport, Kenneth David Areno and wife Camille of Las Vegas; Christy Danise Moss and husband Bob of Ragley; Matthew Cody Areno and wife Cylinda of Albuquerque; great grandchildren, Jay, Alec, Zachary and Audrey Areno of Shreveport; Jordan, Dallin, Nathan and Landon Areno of Las Vegas; Katherine Moss of Ragley; Slater, Sara, Freddie, Henry and Elanor Areno of Albuquerque; and a special friend and caregiver Susan Peyton. A special thanks to the fine people at Hospice who provided loving help and support. Her service will be Sunday, 2:30pm at Hixson Funeral Home of Westlake. Bishop Aaron Young will officiate. Visitation will be Saturday from 11am until 8pm and resume Sunday 1pm until time of service. Burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery in Westlake. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com
- Visitation Saturday, August 18, 2012
- Funeral Service Sunday, August 19, 2012
- Visitation Sunday, August 19, 2012
Katherine Bass Blume
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August 21, 2012
Aunt Katherine never forgot to send Christmas gifts all the time I was growing up, and she was my Great Aunt! I will never forget the year I graduated from one of the 'kids' to one of the 'adults', because I received Aunt Katherine's divinity for Christmas! She was a sweet and gentle lady.
Annette Bass Torrey
August 20, 2012
Aunt Katherine was my biggest inspiration as a girl. She understood and encouraged my bookish, studious side. We had wonderful conversations about people, politics, and the world. I think I found my way to a career in education because of her. I will miss her, but what she instilled in me and many of her students will live on as her legacy. I know that she is in a better, happier place with others that she loved.
August 17, 2012
Aunt Katherine â€“ one of the kindest, loving and most genteel Southern Women I have ever met.
Thanks for all the love Katherine. You truly made me feel like part of the Bass Clan.
Katherine always made things better.
Selfishly, I will miss, but never forget her.
What joy there must be on the other side now. She will make Heaven even better, too.