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 Thomas Earl Bailey

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Thomas Earl Bailey

  • Birth 26 Sep 1897 New Castle, Garfield County, Colorado, USA
  • Death 1 Nov 1992 Parachute, Garfield County, Colorado, USA
  • Burial Rifle, Garfield County, Colorado, USA
  • Memorial ID 28722982


Earl Bailey of Parachute died of natural causes Sunday at his home. He was 95.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Grand Valley United Methodist Church in Parachute with the Rev. Guy R. Botkin. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Rifle.
Mr. Bailey was a retired carpenter. He had lived in Parachute since 1898.
He was born Sept. 26, 1897, to Thomas Ewing and Martha Alice (Jessup) Bailey in New Castle. He spent his childhood in Parachute and graduated from Grand Valley High School in 1916. He then attended an automotive school in Kansas City, Kan., for a year. During the summer the family lived at Hanging Lake, where they had homesteaded.
He married Thelma Hildred Anderson on June 22, 1918, in Glenwood Springs. She died Aug 19, 1977, in Grand Junction.
After they were married, they farmed on Parachute Creek until moving into Grand Valley in 1932, where he worked in the Grand Valley schools as a custodian and later a carpenter.
When Mr. Bailey was young, he enjoyed the outdoors and the sports f fishing and hunting. Later in life he enjoyed gardening and raising flowers.
Survivors include four daughters and three sons-in-law, Bertha and Paul Lindstrom of Rifle, Betty and Bill Arnold of Rifle, Wildred and Ray Whitt of Rifle, and Ruth Cutter of Parachute; 31 grandchildren; and several great and great-great-grandchildren.
Three brothers and four sisters are deceased.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Lift-Up of Parachute, 112 Fisher Ave., Parachute, 81635.
Sowder Funeral Home in Rifle is in charge of arrangements.


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  • Created by: Randy Eutsler
  • Added: 2 Aug 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28722982
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Earl Bailey (26 Sep 1897–1 Nov 1992), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28722982, citing Rose Hill Cemetery, Rifle, Garfield County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Randy Eutsler (contributor 47007637) .