• Skillin-Carroll Mortuary
    Santa Paula, CA
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John D. Bailey 1952 - 2011

John D. Bailey

June 28, 2011
What a wonderful neighbor and person. Loved his sense of humor, quiet, unassuming, and clever, never depreciating anyone nor ever an unkind word. Deepest heartfelt condolences to his lovely family.
June 28, 2011
John and I met online in 2006 through Semester at Sea blogs and began a friendship by almost-daily email exchanges that lasted five years. Each of us had sailed around the world with what was then World Campus Afloat. We were on different voyages and never met in person. Through the blogs, we were able to enjoy all over again our adventures in various ports that the then-current Semester at Sea students were visiting. It was a lot of fun sharing my shipboard adventures with John and hearing about his as well.

In his emails, John wrote often about his extended family and how much they meant to him. He especially enjoyed the family birthday celebrations each month and told me how he loved to cook for everyone. He even shared some of his favorite recipes with me.

I will miss hearing from him. I do already. I offer my sincere condolences to John's family and friends.
June 28, 2011
A better friend one could not have. So many years, so many memories. "Clams on a half shell au graten" dear Johnny. Women blow and men blunder.....
Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do."

My sincere condolences to your family. Steve and Jan, I have you in my heart.
Maggie Weiss
June 28, 2011
A great guy has gone from our sight but we'll see him again!

I am one of the B.U.G.G. family (Bailey, Ulmer, Graham and Graham) We all shared a House on Chrisman....there was never a more generous and kind human being! Many great memories....the Flannel Shirt Gang (Flannel Shirts worn by one and all when we went to a dinner and movies).......sometimes the shirts were refered to as Warmular Structures.....he had his own language sometimes and I enjoyed trying to figure it out!

God Bless your family right now and I know if I have all these great memories I know you all have even more to keep him with you!

Hugs, Judi Ulmer
June 28, 2011
JB - I'll never forget the Benchwarmer weekend events and how I looked forward to dancing with you. Although Billy and I hadn't seen you for a while, you were never forgotten. We'll miss you. God Bless.
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