Basilio was born Nov. 9, 1927, in Maravalles, Vizcaya, Spain to Juan and Maria Beitia. He married Basilisa Beitia. In 1962, he moved from Spain to the United States. He worked in Springfield, Idaho, for 10 years sheepherding and farming. Living in the Rupert area for the last 40 years, he worked for C&Y Dairies, Riverside Dairy, Amalgamated Sugar Co. and was self-employed until his retirement. He was a member of the St. Nicholas Catholic Church. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, raising sheep and fishing.
Basilio is survived by his wife, Basilisa Beitia; children, Karmele Beitia, Rodrigo Beitia and Kathy Sievers; grandchildren, Lacie Beitia, Soraya Beitia, Ramiro Granado, Michael Granado and Myles Berry; sisters, Agustina, Teresa, Carmen, Nieves, Mercedes; brothers-in-law, Jose, Bonifacio and Sabino; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Maria Beitia; son, Juan Jose Beitia; and brothers-in-law, Rodrigo and Juan.
A funeral mass will be at noon, Friday, Oct. 12, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 802 F St. in Rupert, with Father Justin Brady as celebrant. Inurnment will follow at the Rupert Cemetery. A gathering for family and friends will be from 6 to 7 p.m., with a reading of the rosary at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the church.
The family would like to thank Minidoka Home Health and Hospice for all the care and support they gave them.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hansen Mortuary in Rupert.