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Our hero quietly left us on December 9, 2001, surrounded and comforted by his loving wife, children and grandchildren.

Roy was born in Thornton, Idaho, October 17, 1916, to Alfred Glen and Clara Lovina Fransen. He married Cree Allred on September 4, 1948, later sealed for all time and eternity in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many callings. Roy retired from the United States Postal Service after 25 years, and then worked in the beauty supply business in outside sales, where he made many new friends.

Roy served his country during World War II on Mindinao Island in the Philippines before being captured and held as a POW in a Japanese internment camp for three and a half years. His great sense of humor, wit and irony gave him the strength to overcome memories of his time as a POW. These same qualities, plus his gift for telling a story, made him a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, and friend to the many people he met through the years.

Roy was an attentive, affectionate father to his daughters Christina Boswell, Shauna and husband Kay Bowcut, and Deborah Bailey-Smith; his sons Von R Bailey and wife Susie Fitzergerald of Colorado, Roy L Bailey and partner Scott Olds, Randy A Bailey and partner Dean Bradshaw, and Chad K. Bailey. He was a wonderful grandfather to Cory (Kim) and Ian Boswell; Danielle, Damon (Kara), Casey and Chelsea (Dave Cockayne) Bowcut; Nathan Simmons, Kyle, Madaline and Aleinna Smith; and Whitney Bailey. Roy delighted in his beautiful great-grandchildren, Zak Boswell and Quincy Bowcut.

Roy is survived by his devoted wife, Cree; brothers Jack (Nancy) Bailey and Garth (Patty) Bailey of Oregon, and sister Mona Taylor of Washington, and a multitude of other family members and too many friends to count. He is preceded in death by his brothers Udale and Clair, and son-in-law, Aaron R. Boswell.

Roy's family wishes to thank the devoted nurses and doctors at the Veterans Administration Hospital, who administered our father's care with grace and kindness and who were so very understanding of our father's love and need for his extra large family. The family also thanks members of the Winder 5th Ward.

Services will be held Thurs., December 13, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the Winder 5th Ward,1361 E. 4000 So. Friends and family may call Wed. 6-8 p.m. at Holladay Cottonwood Mortuary, 4670 Highland Dr. and one hour prior to services. Interment, Lake Hills Memorial Park.