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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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Lorenzo Bailey

     Services 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 Funeral Chapel.
     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 their home.
     He was a farmer and dairyman prior to his retirement.  At the time of his death, he was a member of the
Nampa Sixth 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.