Loretta A. Basham was born in West Virginia on August 1, 1937, to Myrtle Grace Bailey and Admiral Dewey Bailey. She then moved to Texas in the early 1960's where she made her home in Trinidad. She spent the last 48 years of her life in Trinidad until she lost her courageous battle with blood cancer on July 25, 2021.
Loretta (along with her husband Chuck) retired as small business owner/operator of the Mobile Home Repair store in Trinidad, TX. The store was in operation for over 20 years. She was a lifetime VFW Women's Auxiliary member. She loved boating, fishing, and spending time with her family. Her daughter Sandy often referred to her as the Elly May Clampett of the millennial because of her love for feral cats, ducks, and dogs. She had a heart the size of Texas and never spoke ill of anyone.
Loretta is survived by her daughter Sandra Bailey of Trinidad, two grandsons Marty Miller and his wife Malinda Miller of Fort Worth, Carl Adams and wife Nicole Adams of Trinidad, three great grandchildren Madison Miller, Myles Miller of Fort Worth, and Peightyn Adams of Trinidad, one great great grandson Easton Killough of Fort Worth as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Loretta is proceeded in death by her parents Admiral Dewey Bailey, Myrtle Grace, Bailey, brothers Delmar, Glen, Georgie, Buck, Dewey Jr., sisters Anna, Tootsie, Margaret, and Sissy, as well as her husband Charles Basham.
A public viewing will be held from 6-8 PM on Wednesday, July 28th at Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral Home, Malakoff, TX.
Service will be held at 2 PM, Thursday July 29th at Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral Home, Malakoff, TX. She will be laid to rest in Trinidad Cemetery alongside her late husband Chuck (2001).