Elaine Marie Basham

January 14, 1952 - January 25, 2022

Elaine Marie Basham, age 70, passed away on January 25, 2022 at her home in Frisco, TX. Elaine was born January 14, 1952 in Wichita, Kansas to Edwin and Hazel (Homewood) Hoskinson. She was raised in Montezuma, Kansas and graduated from Kansas State University. She married Edwin Wallace Basham Jr. on January 12, 1974. They lived in Amarillo, Texas for 35 years, where Elaine was the director of the Amarillo Area Adult Literacy Council. 

Elaine is survived by her husband, Edwin; her daughter, Elizabeth Marshall; two granddaughters, Ella and Norah Marshall; and her mother, Hazel, of Montezuma, Kansas. 

Elaine was preceded in death by her father, Edwin Hoskinson; her sister, Connie Ayres; and her brother, Carl Hoskinson. 

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.


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I am beyond sad for your loss and mine of “Laini.” She was brilliant, kind, so funny and loved her family passionately. I am still stunned that our 1.5 hour brunch on Monday was the last time I would be with her. But, as usual, she was funny, tender and spoke of sweet Ed and darling Elizabeth and her girls. She set a high standard for friendship and I loved her dearly. She will always be a part of me.
April Johansson, January 27, 2022