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Adelaide Zweifel Bailey

  • Birth 19 Oct 1919 Summerville, Union County, Oregon, USA
  • Death 25 Jul 2010 Hood River, Hood River County, Oregon, USA
  • Burial Summerville, Union County, Oregon, USA
  • Plot Block 3, Lot 38, Space 3
  • Memorial ID 55566200

The La Grande Observer
Union County, Oregon
Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Adelaide Bailey
Formerly of Summerville

Adelaide (Zweifel) Bailey, 90, formerly of Summerville, died July 25. She was born Oct. 19, 1919, to Joseph E. Zweifel and Lily (Conrad) Zweifel on the Zweifel family farm near Summerville.

She graduated from La Grande High School in 1937 and attended the University of Oregon and Eastern Oregon College where she received a bachelor's degree in education.

In the mid-1940s she had a daily radio program on KODL (The Dalles) using the pseudonym of Pamela Bailey, but she spent most of her working life as a teacher. She taught in Oregon public schools for 30 years, most of them in the first grade at Chenoweth Primary School in The Dalles. After her retirement she lived in Salem for several years and spent three years working as a housemother at Oregon State University. She moved to Down Manor in Hood River in 1996 and to Brookside Manor in 2005.

She enjoyed bridge, playing the piano, writing, word games, knitting and reading and had been a member of Beta Sigma Phi and Delta Kappa Gamma, a teacher's honorary.

Survived by her three daughters: Regan Olson of Sunriver, Carolyn and her husband, Doug Morrison, of Abbotsford, B.C., and Ellen and her husband, Paul Harshbarger, of Hood River; two granddaughters; and one nephew.

Lord, I had a burden,
It was such a heavy pack,
But I prayed for strength
And it was lighter on my back.

Lord, I had a sorrow,
Oh, how the tears did flow,
But I knelt in prayer to you
And I felt my sorrow go.

Lord, I had a hate,
A fierce burning thing,
But you of love gave help
And I felt no more its sting.

Lord, so you've helped me
Through arduous days and years,
Strong hands to guide, yet gentle,
To brush away the tears.

Written by Adelaide Zweifel

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 55566200
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Adelaide Zweifel Bailey (19 Oct 1919–25 Jul 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55566200, citing Summerville Cemetery, Summerville, Union County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by KC (contributor 47485990) .