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Glenn Ray Bailey

Posted 2022-09-14 by Pat R
Wickenburg Sun (Wickenburg, Arizona)
Wednesday, April 27, 2022, p. A-5

Glenn Ray Bailey (G. Ray) 72 passed away peacefully in his sleep early
Sunday morning, April 3, 2022. Ray was born Aug. 31, 1949 to Betty and
Vernon Bailey Jr. in Sandpoint, Idaho.

Ray attended schools in Sandpoint and had a brief stint in the Marines
before attending North Idaho College in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho where he
received a degree in Forestry. While working for the Forest Service, he
was able to travel to several locations in the Northwest. One of his
favorite places was Alaska, but he also enjoyed his time in Washington
and Idaho. While still connected with the Forest Service, he was a
member of the Columbia shuttle recovery team.

In 2004, Ray retired from the Forest Service to "snowbird" in
Wickenburg, Arizona. After his first season there, he loved it so much
he decided to stay and take up residency. While in Wickenburg, he took
up some part-time jobs to fill his time. Ray worked construction in
Utah, managed a trailer park in Wickenburg, and worked a few days a
month for the Aguila water system. He was a caretaker, handyman and
hauled sugar beets in North Dakota.

Ray had several fun hobbies not to mention the pranks he liked to play.
He loved to laugh and had a great sense of humor. He loved riding his
Harley and enjoyed time doing so with his brother Gary and nephew Duffy.
Ray also did a lot of four-wheel riding with family and friends. He
collected rocks to cut and polish, enjoyed cooking and barbecuing. Ray
was a member of the Elks Lodge and went often to visit with friends and
tip a few drinks.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Wes Stradley, Terry
Bailey and a brother-in-law Duffy Walker. He is survived by a child,
siblings Kent Stradley, Curt (Bonnie) Stradley, Vernon (Christine)
Bailey III, Karen Walker and Gary (Vicki Fletcher) Bailey.

G. Ray Bailey was loved and will be greatly missed by those who knew
him. He was truly a blessing to know. A celebration of life will be
planned for the fall when all his "snowbird" friends return.

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