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Bonnie Bass

February 6, 1931 ~ February 7, 2021 (age 90)

Tribute

Our beloved Mother, Dr. Bonnie Delores Bass, passed away into eternal life on February 7, 2021, at the age of 90.  She was born in O’Neill, Nebraska on February 6, 1931 to Reverends George and Marie Hubby.  Bonnie is survived by her two children, Jefferson Bass and Jane Bass Page and their respective spouses, Suzanne Bass and Ken Page.  She has seven awesome and amazing grandchildren.

She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education from Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska and taught at Wayne High School and Technical High School in Omaha.  Later in life, her love of learning and a desire to assist people to become the best versions of themselves inspired her to pursue master and doctoral degrees in psychology at the University of San Francisco.  She worked with her brother and helped him create a program that incorporated technology with the vision of assisting businesses and organizations to achieve success through understanding people. 

She was the founder and president of Expertise, a consulting and executive advisory firm headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, and also served as Vice president of Research and Development for Professional DynaMetric Programs, Inc, a Colorado behavioral research, program development and international training company founded by her brother, Bruce Hubby. 

She loved San Francisco and was honored to “ring the bell” for the San Francisco Kiwanis Club and became the first female president and chairman of the local chapter.  In 2013, she was presented with the Wayne State Foundation Alumni Achievement Award. 

Throughout her life, her passion and talent for music provided joy for herself and many others.  As both of her parents were Wesleyan Methodist ministers, she began playing the piano and organ in church at the early age of 5 and continued this ministry into her adult life.  She afforded her college education through giving piano lessons from the early age of twelve throughout college.  While residing briefly in Salt Lake City, she was invited to play the Tabernacle organ at Temple Square, which is a rare opportunity and honor for a non-Mormon member.  She spent countless hours driving and waiting for Jeff and Jane while they took piano, violin, guitar, bass and cello lessons and had rehearsals for youth choirs and band practices.  She was a long-time patron of the San Francisco Opera and enjoyed her season tickets with family and friends accompanying her.

No memorial services are being planned at this time, but please leave a tribute to her on the Bradshaw Carter website.  The family will gather in San Francisco for a private service by the sea on a future date. 

The family wishes to thank the staff of Villages of River Oaks and Seasons Hospice for the thoughtful and caring support and assistance they provided to Bonnie and the family during these last several months.

In lieu of costumery remembrances, contributions in Bonnie’s memory may be made to either of the following or a charity of your choice:

Mr. Holland’s Opus Fund, an organization dedicated to providing new musical instruments to underfunded music programs nationwide at www.mhopus.org; or

Round Top Festival Institute, an organization dedicated to educate and train young musicians, present educational forums and commission original productions at www.festivalhill.org


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