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Obituary: Gerald E. Bailey

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Jerald E. Bailey, age 85, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2001 in Community Hospital, Anaconda, Montana.

Born Feb. 6, 1916 in Monticello, Utah, son of Elmer and Alberta

Perkins Bailey. Raised and educated in Monticello. Spent some time working in the CCC. Married Mary Taylor Barton in 1936. Moved to Anaconda in 1940 where they raised five children. Mary died July 10, 1957. Married Ila Blackburn and raised a daughter. Divorced in 1972. Married Nancy Peterson in 1974. They made their home in Anaconda and traveled extensively visiting children and grandchildren. He worked for many years in several capacities for the Anaconda Co. until his retirement.

Survivors include sons, Dennis (Marge) Bailey of Mesa, AZ; Russell (Marcia) Bailey of Hyde Park, UT; daughters, Connie Durfee, Deby (Jerry) Smith of Taylorsville; Maggie (Chuck) Staib of Edlorado Hills, CA; stepchildren, Laura (Neal) Straus of Topeka, KS; Polly Peterson, Bill Peterson, Tampa FL; Jessie (David) Peterson of anaconda, MT: Lynn Blackburn, Duane Blackburn; Janet Blackburn; sisters, Mernice Wolfe of Anaconda, MT; Maxine Allred of Monticello, UT: and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Mary; brother, Kirk Bailey; two infant sons, and son, Jeffrey Barton Bailey.

Funeral services and interment in Monticello, Utah, July 14, 2001 at 2 p.m. at the Monticello Stake Center.

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