Information for Velna May Thompson Bailey
11 September, 1911 - 27 February, 1984
From the Idaho Press Tribune,
dated February, 1984
Contributed by Delilah Barnard
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Services for Velna May
Thompson Bailey, 72, of 907 Briarwood Drive, Nampa, who died
Monday, Feb. 27, at her home, will be conducted at 1 p.m.
Friday at the Nampa Second and Sixth Ward Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints, 143 Central Canyon St.
Bishop Darius Bailey of the Nampa Ninth Ward, LDS Church,
and son of Mrs. Bailey, will officiate. Interment will follow
in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Services and interment are
under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel.
Mrs. Bailey was born Sept. 11, 1911, at Ogden, Utah, to
Silas and Etta Thompson Jr. She was reared and educated in
Idaho. She married Lorenzo
Bard Bailey June 29, 1928, in the Logan
LDS Temple in Logan,
Utah. They made their first home in Arbon, Idaho. They then
moved to Thatcher, Utah, where they lived for 10 years. They
then moved to The Fort Hall and Pocatello area where they
lived for 13 years.
They then moved to the Nampa area where they and their
family have since made their home. She had held many church
positions throughout her life, as a Relief Society President
and also as a Relief Society visiting teacher and was honored
as a volunteer at the Midland
manor Nursing Home for a period of 12 years. She also held
the positions of Primary President, a Sunday school teacher
and also as a mutual teacher. She was currently a member of
Sixth Ward LDS Church.
She is survived by her husband of Nampa; four sons,
DeWayne Bailey, Bishop Darius Bailey and Larren Bailey, all of
Nampa, and 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; 40
grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother,
Leon Thompson of Blackfoot. The family will greet friends and
relatives at the Alsip Funeral Chapel Thursday from 7 to 9
p.m. and at the church on Friday from noon to 12:45 p.m.