Basil was born September 25, 1920, to parents Asaf G. and Gertrude Basil at the family home on May Street in Raymond. He was 92 years old. Joe was the last survivor of six Basil siblings born to Asaf and Gertrude.
While in Tumwater, he met his wife, Eleanor, and they were married in 1953. He lived at the family home on 14th Street in Raymond until 2012 and has lived in South Bend with son, Joseph C. Basil and his wife, Virginia, since that time.
Son, Joseph C. and Virginia of South Bend, son Fred and Mitsuko McCaslin of Bellevue, Nebraska, seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren survive Joe.
He was preceded in death by parents, A. G. and Gertrude Basil, sisters Doumina Henderson, Gertrude Fykerude, Florence Posner, Hadla Noonan, and brother George Basil. Joe and Eleanor also lost two infant daughters and an infant son at birth.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 5 at the St Lawrence Catholic Church in Raymond with burial following at Fern Hill Cemetery in Menlo. A celebration of life followed at the Raymond Elks Lodge. Arrangements are in the care of Stoller’s Mortuary, visit www.StollersMortuary.com to leave condolences for the family.
In lieu of flowers a donation to the Washington State Elks Therapy Program for Children is suggested in Joe’s memory at PO Box 110760, Tacoma, WA 98411-0760.