Born: September 14, 1930
Died: May 30, 2013
Duane Phillip Bass, Sr., 82, of Riverside, California, died Thursday, May 30, 2013 at his home. The son of Goued Samuel and Nona Love (Bradshaw) Bass, he was born September 14, 1930 in Oklahoma City.
He married the love of his life, Betty Jean Elrod, in 1950. They lived in Texas, Kansas, and Oklahoma, before moving to California in 1962. Duane was a very talented musician and played several instruments. He earned a living as a singer, songwriter, and musician, playing steel guitar and guitar in several country western bands throughout his career. He also taught music in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Tustin, California. In his spare time, Duane enjoyed fishing for catfish and spending time with his family. He always loved traveling back to Oklahoma for the Bradshaw family reunions.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 61 years, Betty Bass, a daughter, Deanna Hayward, and a grandson, Samuel Bass.
Duane is survived by one son, Duane Bass, Jr. and wife, Debbie, of Oklahoma City; one daughter, Debbie Underberg and husband, Jack, of South Dakota; three grandchildren, Russ Underberg, Kelly Aguilar, and Dean Bass; eight great grandchildren, Anthony, Jonathan, Jordan, Brooklyn, Jake, Taylor, Britton, and Warren; his brother, Sam Bass and wife, Jo, of Blanchard; his sister, Vicky Groenewold and husband, Dick, of Arizona; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM, Friday, June 7, 2013, at the Eisenhour Funeral Home Chapel in Blanchard. Interment will follow in the Celestial Gardens Cemetery in Cyril, Oklahoma. Arrangements are under the direction of Eisenhour Funeral Home of Blanchard. Internet obituary and guestbook are available at www.eisenhourfh.com.