In Memory

Karon Jane McDonald (Basket)

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05/08/15 04:24 PM #1    

James Curtis White


Karon Jane (McDonald) Baskett

Karon Jane (McDonald) Baskett Obituary
ODESSA Karon Jane (McDonald) Baskett was called away June 20, 2012 after a lengthy courageous battle with throat cancer. She died peacefully at her daughter's home in Wylie, TX Surrounded by loved ones. At Karon's request there will be no funeral services. Family will have a special family service after her cremation. The family request memorials be directed to Faith Presbyterian Hospice of Dallas or a charity of your choice .

She was born January 20, 1947 in Odessa, TX where she lived most of her life. Karon worked hard all her life after Graduating Odessa High School. She helped her husband at their market and enjoyed the people that stopped by to buy their garden vegetables. The love of dogs and other animals kept her busy too. Karon was very much like her mother – she was very talented, artistic, a wonderful cook, they both had a green thumb and she loved to read and pass out little clippings of articles she would find to friends and family. She found much happiness her last few days with her daughter and daughters family. She loved her granddaughters; they called her "Nanny". Her four legged granddog "Ginger" was there by her side till she took her last breath, that dog was like her Guardian Angel.

Karon is survived by her husband Virgil Baskett, loving daughter Laure & husband Chris Neilly and four granddaughters, Meagan, Bracely, Sarah and Madison. Karon's father David McDonald and her Sister Karla & husband Lee Watts and Nephew Brian Watts and wife Barbara. She was also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Jairo Olivares and staff at Garland Texas Oncology. Dr. Olivares made such a difference in Karon's care and made her feel as if she was his only patient. Thank-you Wen-yu for just being great! Thank-you to Faith Presbyterian Hospice for Karon's peaceful last few days. The family thanks Dallas Apostolic Church for prayers and support through the battle. Ms. Jazmine Pantuso for all your help & support – God Bless You! I miss you Mom but thank God he gave you back to me the last few years of your life – I will never regret one moment!
Published in Odessa American on July 8, 2012


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