Earl Allen Bassett, a long time resident of

Mt. Shasta, died on Sunday January 6, at

the age of 95. Earl was born on December

21, 1917 to Ethel and Verne Bassett in

Burney, California. He graduated from Big

Valley High School in Adin, California in

1935. Earl owned and operated Bassett’s

Texaco from 1946 until the mid 1970’s.

He then worked with his wife Reita, at

“Party Talk”the first card and gift shop in

Mt. Shasta. He was preceded in death by

his wife of 74 years Reita, his son Larry and

his siblings Theo and Jesse. Earl is survived

by his son Lyle (Verrill), grandchildren Kevin (Susan), Eric (Kristen),

great grandchildren Ryan, Jace, Jack, Kara, Luke, and many

nieces and nephews. Earl proudly served his country and his community.

He served in the Navy in World War II aboard a Mine

Sweeper in the Pacific. He was a member of the VFW and a past

President of the Mt. Shasta Rotary Club as well as a proud volunteer

for the Mt. Shasta Fire Department for many years. At Earl’s

request there will be no services. Remembrances can be made in

Earl’s name to Meals on Wheels at Mt. Shasta Senior Nutrition,

P.O. Box 314, Mt. Shasta, Ca. 96067 or a charity of your choice.