Obituary for Hubert White "Bert" Bailey
March, 1895 - 16 April, 1994
From the Idaho Press - Tribune,
Contributed by Delilah Barnard
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Hubert W. "Bert" Bailey, 99, of Caldwell, died Saturday, April
16, 1994, at a Payette care center. Funeral Services will be
held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 1994, at Dakan Funeral
Chapel, Caldwell. Don Hardenbrook, associate pastor of the
Oregon Trail Church of god will officiate. Interment will
follow at the Middleton Cemetery.
Mr. Bailey was born March 4, 1895, at Eaton, Colorado, to
Fred E. and Merial D. Bailey. He was raised in Colorado and
Wyoming, coming to Caldwell in 1909 at the age of fourteen.
He worked on various ranches in the Caldwell area, later
driving a stage coach from Caldwell to Jordan Valley and from
Caldwell to Sweet. He married Mellie B. Little at
Idaho March 4, 1929.
Mr. Bailey joined the CCC in June of 1933 and worked as a
cook and carpenter for the Forestry Dept. until being
discharged in May of 1935. He moved to Middleton where he
worked as a carpenter for a number of years and moved to
Midvale in 1950 where they farmed. In 1972 they moved to
Cambridge where they resided until moving to Payette in 1987.
The came to Caldwell in 1988. Mrs. Bailey died January 1,
Mr. Bailey was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge #10.
Caldwell, and was a Past Grand of the I.O.O.F. Lodge #52,
He is survived by three sons, Edward G. Bailey of
Pasadena, California, Wilbur J. Bailey of Ewa Beach,
Hawaii, and David E.
Bailey of Cambridge; three daughters, Sarah E. Matsen of
Fruitland, Merial E. Johnson of Medina, Ohio, and Linda
Gladhart of Cambridge; 24 grandchildren; and 26
He was preceded in death by his wife, three
grandchildren, one brother and two sisters.
Full-sized headstone photo
available upon request.