Bonnie Faye Bassham was born on August 28, 1936 to Otis H. and Melvina V. (Flood) Smith in Gilmer, Texas. She went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 19, 2020 at the age of 83. The family is holding a private service due to the governor’s mandate with a possible public memorial service at a later date. Services are under the direction of Grubbs-Loyd Funeral Home in Diana.
Bonnie was a 1954 graduate of Diana High School. She received her master’s degree in education from East Texas State University, and was beloved second grade teacher at Ore City for 25 years. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Ore City. Bonnie loved taking care of her family and her beautiful home. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend who will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her loving husband or 63 years, Allen Bassham, sons; Terry Bassham and wife Zulema, "Tracy" Buzz Bassham and wife Gina, sister Carolyn Reeves, grandchildren; Hannah Bassham, Zachary Bassham, Dylan Bassham and Valentin Bassham.
She was preceded in death by her parents and grandson George Marshall Bassham