May 25, 1950 – Oct. 24, 2014

A memorial service will be held for Paul Frederick Bassett, 64, of Coos Bay, at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at the Riverview Campus of Bandon Christian Fellowship, 64253 Solari Road in Coos Bay. Cremation rites have been held under the direction of Nelson’s Bay Area Mortuary.

Paul was born May 25, 1950, in Menlo Park, Calif., the son of Joseph and Ira (Klineman) Bassett. He passed away Oct. 24, 2014, in Coos Bay.

Paul was raised and educated during the 1960s in the San Francisco area, where he developed a great love for music and food. He had the opportunity to see many of the bands that played in San Francisco during that time period. After he graduated from high school he traveled through Europe for the summer with a friend. Paul attended UC Berkley and then went to work in the pest control industry. He lived in Redding, Calif., where he owned his own company. He met Marva Echard and they were married in 1990. They moved in 1991 to Coos Bay, where he became a co-owner of Active Pest Control.

Paul had trained in martial arts for many years and was a black belt, he was a member of AA and was 21-years sober, and he was a member of the Sons of God Bike Club and had enjoyed owning several different Harleys.

He is survived by his wife, Marva Echard of Coos Bay; daughter, Rebecca Bassett of Corvallis; son, Curt Harden of Coos Bay; and granddaughter, Keeani Harden of Ferndale, Calif.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson’s Bay Area Mortuary, 541-267-4216.

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