Corene Kathryn Basquez, 90, of Augusta, KS, passed away on Palm Sunday, April 10, 2022 in Andover, KS. Visitation 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Monday, April 18, 2022 at Headley Funeral Chapel. Service 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at Haverhill Christian Church, Augusta, KS. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta, KS. Corene was born in Wetumka, OK on September 11, 1931, to the late Mamie (Stout) and Andrew Westerman.
On December 24, 1951 she married Raymond Basquez in Wetumka, OK. He preceded her in death on December 24, 2012. She was preceded in death by her brother, Carl Penrod; sisters, Wilma Baker; Geneva Patterson, Jewel Buckhanon, Maxine Rogers. She is survived by: sons, Daniel "Gene" Basquez and wife Ruth, David Basquez, Douglas Basquez and wife Nancy; daughters, Vicky Clifford and husband Bob, and Raylene Burns and husband Jerry; sister, Jacqulene Rogers; grandchildren, Mindi Cook, Kristi Stefanek, Amy Wolff, Andy Clifford, Brice Basquez, Brent Basquez, Jonathan Basquez, Chelia Basquez, Tricia Harrison, Amanda Witty, Matthew Schuetz, Jerrica Glazier, Abbey Zimmerman; 23 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchildren.
She was a homemaker most of her life while her children were at home. She was very attentive to them and always wanted them near her. She was the Momma that always had her arms outstretched for all the cousins and kids at church and the neighborhood.
Corene was a strong willed woman who survived cancer and many other health obstacles.She worked with her husband and supported him in their construction company. They always wanted to be together and still held hands and kissed each other before their kids.
Corene viewed life as an adventure and always wanted to keep learning. She worked at Susan B hospital as a housekeeper along the side of her sister Jewel. Mom seemed like her calling could have been a nurse. She delivered our cousin at home and when Dad had to have dialysis, she was able to do the whole process in their home.
Mom was a great cook and many people enjoyed her pies that she made for Monterey Day and for the Bits of BBQ restaurant. She was so creative, sewing, crocheting and working outside in the yard. One of her accomplishments that she enjoyed was her fish pond that she dug and built herself.
The greatest accomplishment Mom would want you to know about her though, is her passion for Christ Jesus. She was committed to Jesus, to prayer, and to the Church. A true warrior that has gone on to her greatest adventure yet!
Memorial donations may be made to Christian Hills Camp, 1264 M50 Road, Eureka, KS 67045.
Christian Hills Camp
1264 M50 Road, Eureka KS 67045