Wanda J. (Phares) Basil of Laurel Mountain Road, Montrose, celebrated her 81st birthday with family and friends at the Western Steer Steakhouse on Oct. 11.
Mrs. Basil was born Oct. 11, 1931, in Elkins, the daughter of the late Marshall "Trigger" and Helen Phares. She has one sibling, a brother, Richard Phares of Baltimore, Md.
She was married to Carl Basil Jr., who passed away in November 2005. Their union blessed them with three children: Elaine "Bootsie" Griesel and husband Edward of Montrose; Gordon L. Basil and wife Connie of Montrose; and the late Gary L. Basil.
She also has two grandchildren: Vada J. Mallow and husband Jerry of Montrose, and Justin E. Basil and companion Laura Huffman of Locust Grove, Va.; and one great grandson, Zachary Lee Mallow of Montrose.
Birthday wishes can be sent to Mrs. Basil at Rt 1 Box 95, Montrose, WV 26283.