Hannah Jo Toothaker Bass was born February 18, 1925 to Helen and Lauren
Toothaker in Chickasha, Oklahoma. Hannah passed away peacefully on April
17, 2017 at St. Simeon’s Episcopal Home in Tulsa. She and the late
Calvin G. Bass married on January 1, 1946. An Air force wife for thirty
years, she faithfully cared for Calvin and their three children in the
Philippines, Arizona, Texas, California, England, Colorado, Kansas, Hawaii
Hannah served as president of the Officers Wives’ Club in High Wycombe,
England, and in Topeka, Kansas. She also served as treasurer in Topeka
and Hawaii. She organized and served as president of the Femmes Forum
– a toastmistress organization in Topeka. In Tulsa as a pilot, she
was a 30 year member of the Antique Airplane Association, recorded books
for the Blind and Physically Handicapped for the Library of Congress and
Recording Volunteers of Tulsa. She served the Tulsa Audubon Society and
presented many bird slide programs. She was a member of the Kirk of the
Hills Sanctuary Guild. In recent years she enjoyed writing about her aviation
and many interesting life experiences.
Hannah is survived by her daughters, Mrs. Janet E. Garlow (Stephen) of
Lawrence, Kansas and Julia Nan Bass, of Marquette, Michigan, and her son,
James L. Bass (Kim), of Tulsa. She is also survived by five grandchildren
and twelve great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents,
her husband, Calvin, and her sister, Marti Hefti of California.
Memorial service will be on May 8, at 11 AM, at Fort Gibson National Cemetery.
On-line condolences may be submitted at www.tulsacremation.com. Memorial
contributions may be made to Saint Simeon’s Episcopal Home, Tulsa,
Oklahoma, Kirk of the Hills EPC Presbyterian Church, the American Red
Cross or the charity of the donor’s choice.