Information for Lorenzo "Bard" Bailey
9 May 1904 - 22 March 1984
From the Idaho Press Tribune,
dated March, 1984
Contributed by Delilah Barnard
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for Lorenzo "Bard" Bailey, 79 of 907 Briarwood Dr., Nampa, who
died Thursday, March 22 at a Nampa hospital will be conducted
at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Nampa Second and Sixth Ward
Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, 143 Central
Canyon St., with bishop Darius Bailey, Bishop of the Nampa
Ninth Ward L.D.S. church and son of Mr. Bailey, officiating.
Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Services and interment are under the direction of the Alsip
He was born on may 9, 1904 at Willard,
Utah to Lorenzo Hawkins
and Agnes Chlor Facer Bailey. He was reared and educated in
Arbon, Idaho, near Pocatello. While in Arbon he worked with
his parents raising sheep and cattle and dry farming. He
married Velna May Thompson on June 29, 1928 in the Logan, Utah
L.D.S. Temple. They made their first home in Arbon and later
moved to Thatcher, Utah where they lived for 10 years. He
served as superintendent of the Sunday school, Welfare
Coordinator and Ward Teacher in the Thatcher L.D.S. Ward.
They then moved to Fort Hall,
Idaho and later
Pocatello where they lived for 13 years. While in fort Hall
he was the Bishop of the Fort Hall Ward. They later moved to
the Nampa area where they and their family have since made
He was a farmer and dairyman prior to his retirement. At
the time of his death, he was a member of the
Ward L.D.S. Church and a
member of the Nampa Sixth Ward L.D.S. High Priest Group.
He is survived by four sons, DeWayne Bailey, Bishop
Daruis Bailey and Larren Bailey all of Nampa, Bardell Bailey,
Portland, Ore.; four daughters, Mrs David (Clelles) Cotterell,
Mrs. Fred (Sheryl) Miles, Mrs. Larry (Linda) Smith and Mrs.
Stan (Jan) Beus, all of Nampa, three brothers, Leland Bailey
and Vernal Bailey, both of Pocatello, Deo Bailey, American
Falls, Idaho; five sisters, Reta Haws, Ueon, Idaho, Sylvia
Hardman, Thelma Gough, Wilma Clark and Mildren Hartvigsen, all
of Pocatello; 40 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and
numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his
parents, his wife, Velna May Thompson Bailey on February 27,
1984 and one sister, Melba Haws. The family will greet
friends and relatives at the Alsip funeral Chapel on Monday
evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday from
9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.