Dorothy May Link Basset

October 30, 2018

Graveside services for Dorothy May Link Bassett will be held Tuesday,

October 30 at 10:00 A.M. at the Old Palestine Cemetery, Alto Texas under the direction of O.T. Allen Funeral Home. Jack White will officiate services.

Dorothy May Link was born September 3, 1920 to George G. & Goldie Weller Link in Maitland, MO. She went into the arms of Jesus on Friday, October 26, 2018.

Dorothy spent her life in service to others. She faithfully waited on her husband and provided for all his needs. She raised four girls, making all their clothes and providing three meals a day. She was an amazing homemaker whose home was always orderly and clean. In addition, she made sure all four children could swim and spent countless hours at the pool (as a non-swimmer). She chauffeured all of her children to the activities that suited them: art classes, music classes, special schools, band practices, football games and their performances. She went above and beyond in caring for her children and grandchildren. She was a hands-on cattlewoman and rancher and worked circles around any man.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 67 years Earl Raymond (Dutch) Bassett, Grandson Eric Wallace, and Great-Grandson Christopher Linker.

She is survived by her daughters: Beverly Wallace, Montalba; Donna Hood-Clarkson, and husband Fred Clarkson of Tyler; Wendy Davis and husband Gary Davis of Alto; and Janette Kee and husband Michael Kee of Troup. She is also survived by her 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.

A special thanks to Linda Jones her honorary daughter and the rest of the staff at Angelina House. To the special Heart to Heart Hospice group and the amazing staff at CTMF Hospital Jacksonville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Stella Hill Library, P.O. Box 98, Alto, Texas 75925 or Heart to Heart Hospice, 7925 S. Broadway, Suite 1140, Tyler, TX 75703.