90 Day Fiance star, Kara Bass has a lot of stories to tell. And one of them is literally inscribed on her hand — “Top of the Mountain.” This four-word tattoo tells the story of her dad, his struggles, and how he met the love of his life, Kara’s mother.
Let’s learn more about Kara Bass’ parents, Ira and Sally Bass, as this article proceeds.
Who Are Kara Bass Parents?
Kara Bass loves her parents, Ira and Sally Bass, to the moon. They were her inspiration, her biggest supporters, and her icon of love.
No wonder, to find a love life theirs, she jumped into the experimental show and got engaged to the man Guillermo Rojer whom she met in the Dominican Republic while on a work trip. And fortunately, her gamble paid off.
As of 2022, Kara and Guillermo were still together. Though the pair initially lost their mutual understanding after the engagement, they set their differences aside in search of that happily-ever-after.
In case you want to know, Kara and Guillermo first met in the Dominican Republic while Kara had just visited the country for her work. At the time, Guillermo had been working in the same country for quite a while. So, first laying eyes on each other, the pair knew they were made in heaven.
Meet Kara Bass Father, Ira Neal Bass
Kara Bass labels her father Ira Neal Bass to be “the man and the legend.” Her tattoo, “Top of the Mountain” is dedicated to the amazing life he spent on a top of a mountain in Virginia.
Ira’s love for the mountain was so much that one would simply hear “top of the mountain” as his answer of choice if they ever called him over a phone. Also, his answering machine audio was set to “you have reached the top of the mountain…”
Fortunately, Ira was able to spend the last 27 years of his life on the “top of a mountain” as well.
Ira Neal Bass Cause Of Death
Ira Neal Bass passed away on June 12, 2019, in Stanardsville, Virginia.
We’ve no idea about the disease he succumbed to. However, we do know that he took 3 months of “labored breaths” before he passed away.
Ira Neal Bass Age At The Time Of His Death
Ira Neal Basse was 89 years of age at the time of his death.
He celebrated his birthday on September 9 and was of the Virgo zodiac.
Ira Neal Bass Job
Ira Neal Bass was a handyman. He would craft many a project and fix just about everything at the top of a mountain in Stanardsville, Virginia. In fact, he built his first home on 17 acres of land there.
At the age of 72, he then went on to build his “second home” — adorned with two wooden K’s (initials of his kids) — on the top of a mountain.
Unfortunately, just when Ira thought “perhaps it was time to get a real job,” he passed away.
“Perhaps now he has the best ‘real job’ of all.. sitting next to his maker, telling endless jokes and drinking coffee on top of the highest mountain that could ever be,” Kara shared.
Meet Kara Bass Mother, Sally Jane Bass
Kara Bass’s mother Sally Jane Bass hails from Elgood, West Virginia. Her maiden name is “Alley.”
Get to know her better below.
Is Sally Jane Bass Still Alive?
Yes, as of 2022, Sally Jane Bass was still alive and doing well.
She resided in Stanardsville, Virginia then.
Sally Jane Bass Age
Sally Jane Bass turned 61 years of age in November 2022.
She is 31 years older than her late husband/Kara’s father Ira.
Sally Jane Bass Job
Sally Jane Bass used to work at the Mcdonald’s.
Information about her other jobs wasn’t available.
As for her education, Sally attended Elgood Elementary, Athens High School, Central Jr High, Bluefield High School, and finally graduated from Orange County High School in 1979.
How Long Were Kara Bass Parents Married?
Kara Bass’ parents, Ira and Sally Bass were married for almost 16 years.
The two tied the knot on “the top of a mountain” on October 12. 2003.
How Many Kids Did Kara Bas’s Parents Have?
Kara’s parents have three kids — Kara, Debbie Bass Ross (Steve), and Donna Bass Collins.
While Kara needs no introduction, Debbie is Fluvanna County High who went on to become a breeder and owner of a pet store called Colonial Havanese. Her store offered adorable “fur-humans” with complete written health guarantees, vet checks, current shots, and more. In 2022, she lived in Gloucester, Virginia with her husband Steve.
As for Donna, she is a University of the Pacific graduate who lived in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Also, she’s a retired registered nurse.
Besides them, Kara’s dad Ira has 5 step-kids named — Jonathan Scott Davis Sr., Kevin James Clatterbuck, Jeffrey Owen Davis, Samantha Lynn LeBrun, and Jessica Renee.
Kara’s paternal grandparents are Ira Lee Bass and Jessie Leona Bass. They’ve long passed away.
Have Kara Bass Parents Appeared On The 90 Day Fiance Star’s Instagram?
No, though Kara has talked a few times about her parents over her IG, she has yet to feature them over it.