Stayton – Laura
passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014 peacefully at her home
surrounded by her family. She was born in Tacoma, WA
to William and Victoria Schmid the eldest of 4
children. The family then moved North of Sublimity where she
grew up working on the family farm. Laura graduated from
Aumsville High School and returned to Tacoma to work as a
welder in the shipyard during the war effort.
She met and married
Leo E. Basl on January 13, 1949. Together they had seven
children and lived on a farm outside of Stayton. They divorced
in 1972. She worked at Norpac in Stayton for 25 years. She had
numerous jobs and retired as park hostess from Yellowstone
family, collecting dolls, road trips, gardening, painting,
playing cards, and was a great conversationalist. She was a
member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and Catholic
She was preceded in
death by her mother and father, brothers Bernard and Victor,
sister Florence and son Walter. She is survived by her
children; sons: Steve (Tami) Basl of Mill City, Greg Basl of
Stayton, daughters: Doris Weitman of Stayton, Leslie (Lyle)
Kirsch of Stayton, Tracie (Wayne) Reynolds of Sublimity,
Marlys (Dan) Fisher of Salem, 14 grandchildren 22
great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.
Vigil Service will
be Thursday, May 1 at 6:00 pm at Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church in Stayton. Mass of Christian Burial will be
Friday, May 2 at 11:00 am at St. Boniface Catholic Church in
Sublimity. Interment will follow at St. Boniface Cemetery in
Sublimity. Contributions may be made to the Humane Society.
Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.