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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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Velna Bailey

    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 Holbrook
, 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 the Nampa 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.