Dateline: May 31, 2001
Bass Poindexter died Monday, May 21, 2001, in McKinney after a prolonged
was born in 1917 near Memphis, Texas, of John Morton Bass and Terra Emma
Cagle and was a true daughter of the High Plains.
received her BA from Texas Tech, an MA and Ph.D. from the University of
North Texas. She taught at Texas Tech, and later at Corsicana High School,
and was a counselor with the Richardson Independent School District. She
also served as a regional executive for the Camp Fire Girls before taking
up a career in secondary education guidance counseling. She was a
passionate advocate for the teaching profession, a dedicated worker in the
Democratic Party, and a loving mother and grandmother.
leaves a daughter, Janet; four grandchildren, Heather, Catherine, Mark,
and Stephen; and four great-grandchildren, Max, Olivia, Margaret, and
Requiem Mass will be said Thursday, May 24, at 1:30 p.m., at St. Francis
Episcopal Church, 3838 Walnut Hill Ln. Dallas. In lieu of flowers, her
family requests memorials be given to the Scholarship Fund at the
University of North Texas, P.O. Box 311250, Denton TX
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