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Kanosh Town Cemetery
Monday August 13th, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Sutherland 1st & 2nd Ward Chapel
Tuesday August 14th, 2018
9:30am - 10:30am

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Sutherland 1st & 2nd Ward Chapel
Tuesday August 14th, 2018

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Howard Bassett

 (Ralph) Howard Bassett, age 70, died August 8, 2018, doing what he loved: feeding cattle on the farm. Howard’s farm was his pride, joy, and life. He loved the fact the he could raise his children “on the farm.” Howard had a wonderful work ethic, which he passed down to his children. Howard was a mentor to many young people, male and female, who worked for him through the years. He developed a special bond with them and loved each of them to this day.

Howard was born December 2, 1947 in Delta, Utah to Ralph Henry (Bud) and Beulah Marie Petersen Bassett. Howard attended Delta school, graduating from Delta High School in 1966. He attended the College of Southern Utah before returning to Sutherland to pursue his dream of farming and tending livestock.   Howard married Sydney Ann (Syd) Dalton on July 11, 1968 in Delta, Utah.

Howard was a leader in his community, serving on several committees and boards, including: President of the Millard County Junior Livestock Show and Delta-Oasis-Sutherland Cemetery District; Board Member of the Delta Canal Company, the Oasis Seed Cooperative, the Delta Soil Conservation District; and others too many to remember.  He served as a counselor in the Bishopric of the Sutherland Second Ward.

Howard is survived by his wife Syd of Sutherland; daughter Lisa, Russ, Dutch, Garrett and Griff of Elsinore; son Casey, Jaime, Kambry, Eric, Vale, Kien, Brynlee, Bryor, Broze, Brystee of St. George and Orem; son Brent, Christy, Avery, Caleb and Carson of St. George; sister Jacquelyn and Doug Turner of Hinckley; sister Paige and Jerry Hawley of Bountiful; brother Scott and Claudia of Delta.

Funeral services will be held in the Sutherland Second LDS Church building on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Viewings will be held Monday, August 13, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, August 14, 2018 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Both viewings will be held at the Sutherland Church house. Online condolences can be offered at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com.

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Lisa I am sorry for your loss i hope you know he will now be forever watching over you. your friend Richard and Angela Western

richard western Aug 15 2018 12:00 AM

Oh Syd, my heart aches for you and your family at this time. Howard was such an awesome, crazy guy! Loved him to pieces. He was always there with a friendly smile and doing something crazy too. My kids remember the fun times out at Judd Creek and thought he was the best ever. He was so good to Bruce and Bruce thought a lot of him for that. I am here for you any time Syd! It will be hard but you know you will see him again! Take care and love you so much!

Leigh Ann Anterson Aug 13 2018 12:00 AM

My heart is breaking for your family. Howard was a great man.

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Syd and family,
We are so saddened at Howard's passing. You have been such a light to so many over the many years. As we read the obituary we marveled at the good and engaging man Howard was--and know that he still is. May you feel the many prayers and loving thoughts of all those who surround you. May Heavenly Father's blessings be felt by all in the years to come as you remember the memories and lessons of life you have lived together. Howard's legacy will be with you.
Our heartfelt love,
Dean and Patrice Moody

Dean and Patrice Moody Aug 13 2018 12:00 AM

Syd, so very sorry for you & your families loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

Suzanne White Aug 13 2018 12:00 AM

My condolences to Syd and the kids for your loss. May you find solace and comfort in your love and good memories.

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