Bass, Marion "Sam" Albert (June 21, 1918 - June 3, 1986)

Marion A. "Sam" Bass

Douglas Budget - June 12, 1986

Funeral services for Marion A. "Sam" Bass, 67 of Douglas were held on June 5 at the Christ Episcopal Church in Douglas. Father Bob Swinea officiated.

Mr. Bass died at Natrona County Memorial Hospital on June 3 following a brief illness.

Mr. Bass was born on June 21, 1918 in Omaha, Neb., the son of Harold and Mary Olmstead Bass. He graduated from Omaha Technical High School in 1939 and attended school at the Milford Trade School in Milford, Neb. Mr. Bass served for three years with the US Navy Seabees in the South Pacific during World War II.

Following his tour of duty he was employed at the Hughes Brothers plant in Seward, Neb. He later graduated from Colorado State University at Fort Collins and taught at the University of Wyoming in the industrial arts college until his marriage to Betty Rider in 1963.

Sam and Betty ran the Douglas Budget until it was sold in 1973. He was a partner in the Douglas Jackalope Gun Shop for several years and was an employee of Compressor Pump and Engine Service in Casper until his retirement in 1984.

Mr. Bass was a member of the American Legion, Masonic Lodge, the Wyoming Pioneer Association and a past member of the Wyoming Press Association.

He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law Wes and Betty Bass of Omaha; two step-sons, John Rider of Douglas and Greg Rider of Cincinnati, Ohio, three grandchildren, Nichole, Jennifer and Michael Rider of Douglas plus numerous nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Mr. Bass was preceded in death by his wife Betty, his parents, and sister Vera Rose Anderson.

Pallbearers were Paul White, Robert Burden, Rich Thiele, bob Pasternak, Leonard Sherwin, and Fred Dilts III. Honorary pallbearers were Jim Willox, Ben LeVasseur, Jim Sherwin, Lawrence Larson, Bill Hinrichs and Bill Zalabak.

The funeral was conducted by the Converse Funeral Chapel and burial was in the Douglas Park Cemetery.

The family has asked that memorials be made to the Converse County Heart Fund, care of the Converse County Bank, Douglas, WY 82633.

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