BAILEY, Forrest Dean
'Dean' of real estate appraisers in the Sacramento area, passed away March 4, 2014 as the result of heart failure. Dean was born in Walnut Creek, Cali- fornia on March 11, 1931, graduated from Acalanes High School, attended Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington, and graduated with a degree in Economics from the, University of California at Berkeley.
He worked as a real estate appraiser for 10 years with the State Board of Equalization in the coastal counties from Del Norte to San Louis Obispo. While with the Board, he appraised such landmark prop- erties as the Fairmont and Palace Hotels in San Francisco, as well as the Kaiser Center in Oakland. In 1964 he started work with the Real Estate and Design Services Division of the Department of General Services, leaving in 1987 as assistant chief. While with General Services, he appraised and later sold the Old State Fair Grounds at Broadway and Stockton Blvd., sold the State's interest in Squaw Valley and played a major role in the purchase of the Mendocino Headlands State Park in Mendocino County, the 52-block Capitol Plan in downtown Sacramento, and Crystal Cove State Park in Orange County. He started his Sacramento appraisal business in 1987, appraising the Rancho Murrieta golf courses and Mather Air Force base among others.
He was president of the Northern California Chapter of the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers and the founding president of the Sierra Nevada chapter of the Institute. He taught 26 two-week courses at various colleges and universities around the country, was National vice-chairman of the Education committee, and a Governing Councilor of the Appraisal Institute. He also taught appraisal courses for UC Extension and held a lifetime teaching credential from the Trustees of the California Community Colleges.
He was Chairman of the Board of Managers of the Sacramento YMCA Central Branch, a deacon in the Davis Community Church, active in the Davis Rotary & Sunrise Rotary Clubs, a member of the Sutter club, and ran with the Southside Striders at Southside Park.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Muriel Stover Bailey (Smokie), son Forrest Mark and his wife Sharon of Santa Rosa and their five children, daughter Lee Ann Bailey and her husband Pat Feeney of Davis and their four children, and two great-grand children.
Services will be Sunday, March 16 at 2:00 p.m. at Davis Community Church in Davis.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Mar. 10, 2014