December 5, 1935 - January 27, 2022
It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of Beth Crutcher Bassett on Thursday, January 27 at the age of 86. She was born on December 5, 1935, in Kilgore, Texas, the middle child of Joe and Inabeth Crutcher. She grew up in Kilgore where she spent her formative years through early college, graduating from Kilgore Junior College where she served proudly as a KJC cheerleader. She then moved to Nacogdoches to complete her studies in education at Stephen F. Austin State University. She would later return to SFAU to complete her master’s degree in education. Beth spent over 60 years serving children and young adults as an educator. She began her career in 1958 teaching at Fonville Middle School in Houston, Texas then in 1961 moved to teach in White Oak, Texas, after her time at White Oak in 1967 she spent the rest of her career holding positions at the Longview Independent School District (LISD) until her retirement in 2021. She held many positions in the district, among them were teaching English at Longview High School, Principal at Judson Middle School, Foster Middle School, and Doris McQueen Primary. She ended her career as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for LISD. Beth was a lifelong Methodist and an active member of the Henry Foster Sunday School Class. She was an avid reader and loved to spend time with her family and friends. She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Ralph Bassett, daughter Elizabeth Bassett Garner and son-in-law, Bryan Garner of Austin, TX, son Charles Bassett of Tulsa, OK, grandchildren, Remington Bassett, Sterling Bassett, and Rylan Bassett as well as nieces, nephews, and many cousins. She was preceded in death by her father Joe Crutcher, mother, Inabeth Crutcher, and her siblings, Joe Earl Crutcher, and Charles “Buddy” Crutcher. A memorial and celebration of her life will be held at First United Methodist Church in Longview, TX on Thursday, February 10 at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Henry Foster Sunday School Class at First United Methodist Church of Longview, TX, or to the church’s charities.
It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of Beth Crutcher Bassett on Thursday, January 27 at the age of 86. She was born on December 5, 1935, in Kilgore, Texas, the middle child of Joe and Inabeth Crutcher. She grew up in Kilgore... View Obituary & Service Information
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