– Henrietta, 85, died Friday, May 24 in Silverton. She was
born in Marshfield, WI and lived most of her life in Oregon.
Henrietta married George Basl on August 10, 1950 and they
farmed together, and enjoyed traveling to Disneyland and the
beach with their grandkids, until he preceded her in death on
September 24, 1994. She worked in the office at Sublimity
grade school for many years. Henrietta volunteered for many
ministries at her church, Immaculate Conception, which she was
very involved, including her membership in Catholic Daughters.
She enjoyed golfing, gardening, playing bridge and doing
crafts. Henrietta was known for her strength, kindness, and
wisdom. She loved being with her family and her grandkids were
a very important part of her life.
Henrietta later married
Donald Nielson on March 10, 1995, and during their time
together they traveled to Europe, Alaska and Arizona in the
winters, until he preceded her in death on October 3, 2012.
She is survived by her daughter: Sandra Gottfried of Stayton;
son: Ronald (Mary) Basl of Sweet Home; Don’s children and spouses;
numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and
great-great-grandchildren. Henrietta was preceded in death by
sons; Douglas, Patrick and Jeffery, as well as her brother,
Bill, sisters: Darlene, Lorraine and Mary and grandsons, Matt
The family wants to say thanks for all the prayers
and support from the community and medical professional field
involved in her care. Viewing will be Monday, June 3, from 9
am – 5 pm at North Santiam Funeral Service in Stayton.
Recitation of Rosary will be Monday, June 3 at 7 pm and Mass
of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, June 4 at 11 am both at
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Stayton.
Contributions may be made to Regis St. Mary Catholic School.
Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.