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Obituary for Harold E. Bailey
13 June, 1899 - 23 December, 1983
From the Idaho Press-Tribune,
December, 1983
Contributed by Delilah Barnard

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Harold Bailey

      Services for Harold E. Bailey, 84, 203 E. Lincoln Ave., Nampa, who died Friday, Dec. 23, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Alsip Funeral Chapel with Rev. Joseph Housh, pastor of the Nampa First United Methodist Church and Rev. Don Hanna, associate pastor of the church, officiating.
     Private family interment will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
     He was  born on June 13, 1899 at Manawa, Wis., to Wallace and Melva Bailey. He moved with his family to Tieton, Wash., in 1912.  In 1922, he moved to Pacific Grove, Calif., where he learned the carpentry trade at Carmel Calif.  He specialized in cabinet work.
     He married Vertie Hostetler in 1927 at Nampa.  Following their marriage, they made their home in Pacific Grove until 1932 when they moved to Nampa.  He worked at the Pacific Fruit Express shops for a number of years and then worked in the carpentry trade.
     In 1945, the Bailey and Mooney Construction Company was formed and they built many homes, churches, schools and businesses in and around Nampa.  He retired in 1965 and following his retirement he continued cabinet making as a hobby in his own shop for many years.
     He was an active member of the Nampa
First United Methodist Church, having served on many boards and committees during the years.  He was a member of the Nampa Lions Club for 40 years and a charter member of the Canyon County Historical Society and a member of the Nampa Fifty Year Club.
     He is survived by his wife of Nampa; one daughter, Lois Bellis, St. Louis
, Mo., four grandchildren, Linda James, Evanston, Wyo., Lori Lyon, Denver, Colo., and Elizabeth Bellis, Sandiego, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and five brothers.
     The family suggests memorials to the Nampa First United Methodist Church, 404 Twelfth Ave. So., Nampa, 83651, or the Idaho-Oregon Lions Sight Foundation, in care of Bill Hallock, 6800 Fairfield Ave., Boise, 83705, or flowers may be sent.