Violet P. Bast, 91, died Aug. 16, 2007, in Chandler. She was born on Oct. 17, 1915, in Livingston, Ill. She was married to the late Ned F. Bast.
During their working lives Ned and Vi lived in and around Creve Coeur, Mo.; in retirement they lived in Tucson. Violet was always a part of parish activities wherever she lived. In later years Violet moved to Camp Verde to be close to her son Tom and his wife Dorothy, who provided on-site assistance as needed during her declining years. Ultimately she moved to Chandler, where she resided at the time of her death with her daughter Janet.
While in Tucson, Violet was very active as a volunteer with St. Elizabeth of Hungary Out-Patient Clinic. She was also a member of the Knights and Ladies of the Holy Sepulcher, a distinctive honorary church organization that financially supports the Christian presence in the Holy Land.
She is survived by two of her three daughters, Janet A. Ewald of Chandler and Loretta A. Mogan of Rochester, Minn.; five sons, Charles A. Bast (Mary) of San Manuel, Ariz., Thomas A. Bast (Dorothy) of Camp Verde, Gary A. Bast (Deborah) of Chandler, John F. Bast (Deborah) of St. Louis, Mo., Paul R. Bast (Mary) of O'Fallon, Mo.; 20 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, her brother James Vanzo and her sister Mildred Baird.
Funeral services will be at St. Augustine Cathedral, 192 S. Stone, Tucson, at 7 p.m. on Aug. 21, preceded by a Christian Vigil/viewing at 6:30 p.m. Burial will be at Holy Hope Cemetery, Oracle and Prince Roads, at 10 a.m. on Aug. 22. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Violet's name to St, Elizabeth of Hungary Clinic, 140 West Speedway, Tucson AZ 85705. Arrangements were made by Bring Funeral Home.