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Patricia Bass,

Thursday, January 2, 2020
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Patricia Bass went to heaven on December 17, 2019, in the presence of her husband, kids and a precious hospice nurse following a long illness. The family hosted a time of fellowship and remembrance from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, December 22, 2019, at the First Baptist Church, Spur, and celebrated her life of 76 years at 1:30 p.m. Monday, December 23, 2019, also at the church. Friends are invited to share memories and expressions of sympathy for the family to cherish and view her life tribute at

She was born Patricia Montgomery on September 19, 1943, in Rotan, Texas, to Jack and Dixie Montgomery. At the age of 4, her family moved to a farm near Girard. She attended Girard Schools, where she graduated in 1961. She married Larry Bass on June 25, 1961, at the Antelope Holiness Church near Girard and resided in and around Spur her entire life. She played the piano in church for years and played and sang Patricia-style southern gospel at numerous funerals, weddings, annual meetings, nursing homes and singings. She even helped organize, and performed in, the first gospel music festival in Luckenbach, Texas. She volunteered her talents extensively around Spur and had a heart for the less fortunate. She was a skilled artist and was an exhibitor in dozens of art shows around the Southwest. She could sew and make anything.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Larry; sons, Larry Bass Jr. and wife, Kristi, of Breckenridge; and Kevin Bass and wife, Julie, of New Home; five grandchildren, Cassandra Bass Miller and husband, Owen, of Breckenridge; Brianna Bass Jones and husband, Wade, of Lubbock; Jackson, Baron, and Berkley Bass of New Home; two great-grandchildren, Dirk Miller and Britta Miller; and a sister, Jackie Montgomery Carr, of Jayton.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Dixie Montgomery; and a sister, Ann Montgomery.

The family is deeply appreciative of the food, prayers, support and love from all their family and friends. Donations may be made in Patricia’s name to the Montgomery Cemetery Association, c/o Barbara Maddox, P.O. Box 7, Cherokee, TX 76832, or the Dickens County EMS.