Lois Corinne Bass


Lois Corinne Bass died Aug. 15. She was 86.

Bass was born on May 16, 1933, in Conrad, Montana, to Cecil and Laura Loucks. She graduated from Hayward High School in California in 1951, and soon after met and married her husband, Darrell “Sam” Bass. She worked in the telecommunications department at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for 43 years before she retired in 1996.

She enjoyed reading, discovering and trying new food recipes, spending time in her garden with her roses, attending plays, and traveling across the U.S. and many countries in Europe.

She is survived by her two sons Kirk (Polly) and Jay (Krissi); her four grandchildren, Ryan (Olivia), Kevin (Katja), Sean, and Laura (Jacob); her three great-grandchildren, Arthur, Chester and Emma; her brother Wayne (Gail); and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service and reception will be held Sunday, Sept. 8, at 1:30 p.m., at Graham Hitch Mortuary in Pleasanton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in her memory.