|Birth: ||Feb. 8, 1918|
Silver Bow County
|Death: ||Oct. 6, 2009|
Obituary from The Montana Standard 10/08/2009:
Bernadine "Bernie" Bailey died Oct. 6, 2009. She passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord Tuesday at Parkhaven Assisted Living Community in Manhattan.
She was born Feb. 8, 1918, in Butte, to Bernard and Ellen (Caldwell) Hogan. She attended schools in Boulder and Basin. In 1941, she married James Bailey. They lived their entire married life in Helena, where they raised three daughters. They spent 50 wonderful years together before his death in 1991.
Bernie was employed for many years as a life insurance underwriter with Western Life Insurance and USF&G Insurance. She was active in American Business Women's Association and held a variety of offices, including president, in that organization. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Bernie was involved in many activities, including bowling, bingo, and crafts. She enjoyed the years she spent at Hunter's Point Retirement Community in Helena. Mostly she loved spending time with her family.
She is survived by her daughters, Bonnie (Butch) Browning of Kent, Wash., and Lynn (Wayne) Johnson of Belgrade; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Barbara (Bobbie) Amelsberg; brother, Hugh Hogan; and infant granddaughter, Lisa.
Her family is grateful to the wonderful people at Parkhaven Assisted Living Community and Rocky Mountain Hospice for their loving care during the last year of her life. You are all truly angels in our eyes.
A funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in Retz Funeral Home, Helena. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. The family invites everyone to join them for a reception and sharing of Bernie's life from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Hunter's Point Retirement Community.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name can be sent to Rocky Mountain Hospice, 301 Edelweiss Drive, Bozeman, MT 59715, or Parkhaven Retirement Community, 100 Hamilton Court, Manhattan, MT 59741.
James M. Bailey (1915 - 1991)*
Lewis and Clark County
Created by: A Marine's Daughter
Record added: Oct 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42858434