Helen (Garrett) Basel

April 24, 1923 ~ February 2, 2018 (age 94)
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Helen M. Basel, 94, of Vestal, NY passed away peacefully at Vestal Park Rehab and Nursing Center on February 2, 2018.  She was predeceased by her husband, Robert L. Basel, grandson, Daniel R. Basel, daughter-in-law, Connie Basel and sister, Ruth E. Luddington.  She is survived by her four children, Barbara (Gary) Aldrich, Apalachin, Paul (Robin) Basel, Victor, NY, Gary Basel, Redondo Beach, CA and Kenneth (Kelly) Basel, Harpursville.  She is also survived by her grandchildren, Rachel Basel, Matthew (Jacquelyn) White, Michael (Megan) White, Carrie (Jason) McLaren and Wendy Stockman, three great grandchildren, Grace, Kayleigh and Ava Stockman, and her sisters, Loretta Scales, Rose McClure, Ruby Garrett and Rita (Douglas) Saunders.                                                                   

     She was a dedicated member of her church, First Presbyterian Church of Johnson City, NY where she had a heart for mission.  She served as an elder, deacon, Sunday school teacher, chair of the Mission Committee and Presbyterian Women of the Congregation, in which she was awarded an Honorary Life Membership.  She was also active in the Presbyterian Women of the Presbytery.  She was a past president of Church Women United and later treasurer for many years.  She received the Woman of Achievement Award by Church Women United, being honored at the Broome/Tioga Status of Women Council.                                                                   

      As a loving woman with a giving heart, her last act of giving was to donate her body to the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, NY with the hope of helping others.         

A celebration of her life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Johnson City, 2 Main St, Johnson City, NY on Saturday, February 10, at 12:00 noon.  The family will receive friends at the church from 10 am until the time of the service at 12:00 noon. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the First Presbyterian Church of Johnson City, Mission Fund, 2 Main St, Johnson City, NY  13790 or to Lowe Syndrome Association, Research Fund, P O Box 417, Chicago Ridge, IL  60415




The Twenty-Third Psalm


The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:

He leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul. He leadeth me in the

paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the

shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art

with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the

presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my

head with oil: my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me

all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the

house of the LORD forever.







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