Fredricka (Snookie) Sue Baskette, 79, of McKinleyville, passed away October 28, 2022.

Snookie was born on October 25, 1943 to Alvin Fredrick and Delia Mae Stubblefield in Madera, California. She was the oldest of three children — Snookie, Carolyn and Charles. Her nickname came from the radio program character “Baby Snooks” and was given to her by her grandfather.

The Stubblefield family moved to Manila sometime in the 1950s. In 1959, the Baskette family moved into the house across the street from the Stubblefield family. Snookie met and fell in love with Arvil Junior Baskette. They married in 1961. They remained in Manila, where they welcomed their son, Wayne, in 1962 . They moved to Fairhaven, where they welcomed their daughter Leona in 1963 and their son Scott in 1969. In 1978, the family moved to McKinleyville.

Snookie was blessed with 61 years of building a family with Junior as a stay-at-home mom. She was a dear wife, loving mother, loving grandmother and loving great-grandmother. She was an amazing cook, always making delicious meals and baked goodies (pies, cakes, cobblers, breads and cookies) for her family.

She loved baking, tole painting and flower gardening (roses were among her favorites). Unfortunately, health challenges over the past few years prevented her from enjoying her passion for baking, tole painting and flower gardening

She was preceded in death by: father, Alvin Stubblefield; mother, Delia Mae Stubblefield; sister, Carolyn Stone; and brother, Charles Stubblefield.

Snookie is survived by: husband of 61 years, Junior Baskette; son, Wayne Baskette; daughter, Leona Baskette; son, Scott Baskette; grandson, William Baskette; grandson, Kade Baskette; great-grandson, Lance Baskette; brother in-law, Harold (Bernice) Baskette; brother in-law Darold (Norma) Baskette; sister in-law Christine (Del) Baskette; brother in-law, Kenneth Baskette; sister in-law, Nancy Dunn; brother in-law, Larry Stone; many nieces, nephews and cousins; dear friends Dominick and Debbie Tarantino and Joyce Stapp.

The family would like to thank Dr. Allen Mathew, the staff of Redwood Renal and the staff of Fresenius Kidney Care.

You will always be remembered no matter what.

Your presence, love, and kindness will forever be with us.

Rest now until we meet again.

At Snookie’s request, no services will be held. A celebration of life will also not be held.


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