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Merced Sun Star
Saturday, August 13, 1994

Dietary aide

Nona Irene Bassett, a dietary aide, died Thursday at Mercy Hospital. She was 78.

Mrs. Bassett was born Sept. 20, 1915, in Oregon. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of Merced, 1st Ward, and a member of the Merced Genealogical Society. she worked at Mercy Hospital for 20 years as a dietary aide.

Mrs. Bassett is survived by two daughters, Sherry Bassett Howell of Sacramento and Deanne Bassett McKee of Merced; three sons, Leland Martin of Los Angeles, Eugene Martin of the Central Valley and Kenneth Martin of Sacramento; a sister, Rita Moore of Merced; two brothers, Elvin Zuiderduin of Merced and Gerrett Zuiderduin of Modesto; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit Monday from noon to 7 p.m. at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Chapel. Services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Bishop Curtis Castleton will lead the services. Burial will be in Merced District Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Central California, P. O. Box 11187, Fresno, 93772-1187.