Mary Sue Bass

August 18, 2022

On August 10, 2022, surrounded by loved ones, Mary Sue Bass went to join her devoted family and friends in their heavenly home. A visitation with the family was held from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at Grace Gardens Funeral Home. A private graveside service will be at Post Oak Cemetery in Oglesby.
Mary Sue was born on December 15, 1922, to Thomas and Virginia Davis in Hico, Texas. Shortly after graduating from Crawford High School in 1940, she began training to become a licensed cosmetologist. She began her first job in Calvert, Texas, on December 7, 1941. With the outbreak of World War II, she worked for a time as government teletypist in Ft. Worth before moving to El Paso to live with her sister and help with raising her three nephews. Following the war, she returned to McGregor where she worked for various beauty salons before opening her own salon where she worked for the next 54 years.

On November 10, 1947, she married Cohen Bass. Their marriage endured for 67 years until his death in 2014. They were blessed with two children, a son, Jeff and a daughter, Katherine. In later years, she doted on her grandchildren: Thomas and Megan Bass and Elizabeth and Philip Johnston. More recently, she had the thrill of enjoying time with her three great-grandchildren: Andrew Smid and Barrett (Bear) and Sebastian Breeland. Despite work and a full family life, Mary Sue found time to work with various community groups ranging from to the Red Hat Society and the McGregor Gardening Club and a weekly coffee group.

Mary Sue is survived by her son, Jeff and wife, Margery, of Woodway; and her daughter, Katherine Johnston and husband, Mike, of Ft. Worth; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a niece, Peggy Petrie and husband, Pete, of Boerne; nephew, Tommy Wheeler and wife, Bettye, of Clifton; and nephew, Dale Davis of Seattle, Washington.

Following a private graveside service, Mary Sue was interred next to her husband, Cohen, in Post Oak Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bennett-Cook Emergency Fund at Dallas Baptist University, 3000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX 75211 - attn. Kristi Coleman.