Funeral rites for Mrs. Wilhelmina Basi [Basse] were held last Saturday, November 30, in the Finnish Lutheran Church at Centerville, conducted by Rev. C. J. Sacarisen, of Portland. The organist was Charles Isakson, and singers were Mrs. Kenneth Nelson and Miss Louise Hoikka. Pall bearers were Frank Sarsfield, Jack Mulligan, Ernest Mattson, Hilmer Erickson, Otis Anderson, and Walter Lande. Interment was in the Centerville Grange Cemetery.
Mrs. Basi, wife of Wilhelm Basi, passed away Thanksgiving morning in the Goldendale General Hospital, at the age of 74 years and ten months. She was born in Kuttanen, Sweden and came to America in 1891 when she was 19 years of age. She was married to William Jacobson at Rocklin, Calif. in 1895. A child was born to this union but it passed away in infancy and Mr. Jacobson died in 1900.
In 1901 she was married to Wilhelm Basi and moved to Quincy, Oregon. The family came to Centerville in 1903 and lived there until 1933, when they moved to Clatskanie, Oregon, returning to Centerville in 1945.
She leaves the husband, Rev. Wilhelm Basi, three sons, Elmer, Arthur, and Ernest Basi, of Centerville, a daughter, Mrs. Anna Christopher of Pendleton, Oregon, a sister, Mrs. Emma Niemels of Maygers, four brothers, Caleb Isaacson of Astoria, Oregon and Arthur, Albert, and Erick of Sweden, five grandchildren, Stewart, William, and Ina Marie of Centerville and Donald and Betty Christopher of Pendleton, Oregon, several nieces, nephews, and many friends.
Goldendale Sentinel, December 5, 1946
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman