Tury G. Bailey

Tury G. Bailey, 61, passed away Sunday morning, Feb. 7, 2010, in Fairbanks. He was born Oct. 18, 1948, in Seattle. Tury grew up in Fairbanks and attended Denali Elementary and Lathrop High schools. He graduated from GOW High School in Buffalo, N.Y., in May 1968. He received a Miner's Safety and EMT Certificate from the University of Alaska in 1990. In addition, he took classes at Tanana Valley Campus in hazard communication, welding and heavy equipment.

After high school, he served in the Army National Guard from 1969 to 1975 and was deployed to Vietnam. His military service accomplishments included basic combat and advanced infantry training, also working as a military occupational specialist wheel vehicle mechanic.

Tury and Corrine Pederson were married at Community Covenant Church in Fairbanks on Sept. 27, 1980. Prior to their marriage, their son, Larry, was born in Fairbanks on May 29, 1977. Tury worked as a boiler fireman at the University of Alaska Fairbanks from 1982 through 1987. During this time their other sons were born in Fairbanks, Steven Tury on June 6, 1984, and Isaac Raymond on Nov. 17, 1985. Tury traveled throughout Alaska with his family. He enjoyed living in Nome, Solomon and Council.
As well as working as a boiler fireman, Tury was a laborer/heavy equipment operator for the Nome Joint Utilities,
driller helper/sampler for West Gold and Giant Bay Exploration at Nome, field service oiler for International Union
of Operating Engineers Local 302 (North Slope) and Anvil Mining Co. (Nome) and maintenance worker for
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital.
Tury enjoyed dip netting for Copper River reds at Chitina and berry-picking in Fairbanks. He found time for
traveling by road in Northwest, Central and Southwest Alaska with his wife, sons and other family members.
During family time, he encouraged his sons to stay in school, graduate and to help each with their vehicles. He
enjoyed suction dredging for gold, snowmachining, motorcycling and being a mechanic. In addition, he found it a
pleasure to give gold nuggets as birthday presents. He will be greatly missed by his many close family, relatives
and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Annie Corrine who was born at Solomon; son and daughter-in-law, Larry
and Esther Pederson, two grandchildren, Sienna Pederson and Levi Pederson, all of Nome; and sons, Steven and Isaac, both of Fairbanks; many in-law nieces and nephews in Anchorage, Nome and Juneau; and relatives out of state.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Chandler Bailey and Helen June Smith Bailey.
Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 14, at Chapel of Chimes Funeral Home. A funeral with military honors will start at 2 p.m. with Pastor Ken Moore of Community Covenant Church officiating. Burial will take place this spring at Birch Hill Cemetery.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to: E Z VEST LLC., P.O. Box 85182, Fairbanks, AK 99708.
Arrangements were by Chapel of Chimes Funeral Home.

Published in Daily News-Miner on February 10, 2010

Tury G. Bailey, 61, passed away on Sunday morning, Feb. 7, 2010, in Fairbanks. The time and date of his service were incorrect in the obituary published Feb. 10.

Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13, at Chapel of Chimes Funeral Home.
The funeral with military honors will start at 2 p.m. with Pastor Ken Moore of Community Covenant Church
officiating.  Burial will take place this spring at Birch Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements were by Chapel of Chimes Funeral Home.

Published in Daily News-Miner on February 11, 2010

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