Vivian L. Hodges Bassler, age 100, went to be with her Lord & Savior on November 14, 2021. She was the daughter of Myrtle and Henry Curtis Hodges, Sr. of Ada. Born in Drumright on February 11, 1921, she grew up in Ada graduating from Ada High School and East Central University, receiving her Master’s degree from OSU. She was a WAVE during World War II and later taught school at Shields Heights School in Oklahoma City for 30 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, infant brother Richard Hodges, husband Robert J. Basler, Sr. of Oklahoma City; sister Virginia West of Drumright, brother Curtis Hodges, Jr., of Chickasha, and sister Donna Guinn, of Ada.
Surviving are two sons, Robert J. Bassler, Jr. of Linden, Texas and Richard L. Bassler, of Oklahoma City; granddaughter Jennifer Bassler Johnson and husband Don, and great grand-daughter Lucy Johnson and great-grandson, Jaxon Johnson of Edmond, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and her family at Spanish Cove.
Vivian was a member of St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church of Oklahoma City for over 25 years before moving to Spanish Cove Retirement Village in Yukon, OK, where she was active in Covenant Community Church.
A celebration of Life will be 2 p.m. Sunday, November 21, 2021 at Spanish Cove, Sherman Huff Plaza, 1401 S. Cornwell, Yukon, with Carlon Tschetter officiating. Vivian will also be honored for her service as a WAVE with Military Honors. A private interment will be held at Arlington Memory Gardens, Midwest City.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to be sent to Spanish Cove Auxiliary, Covenant Community Church, 2250 Mustang Rd, Yukon, OK, or your favorite charity.
Online condolences may be signed at www.yandafuneral.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Yanda & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Yukon.