Photo courtesy of Crosby Burket Swanson Golden Funeral Home

Joy LaChelle Bailie

Omaha, Nebraska

Feb 7, 1973 - Jun 11, 2011

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I am sorry for this late entry, I just was informed by a mutual friend of Thomas and myself about the death of both daughters. My deepest regrets and condolences to Thomas, Judy, Bruce and Thomas III and the rest of the family. Sincerely Jim Woods Bern, Switzerland

Thomas & Judy, I want to extend my deepest sympathies for your loss, good to hear you have a beautiful grand daughter.....hugs

Hi Thomas & Judy, so sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts from afar.

We will never stop hurting for the loss.

Judy this is Robert the oldest brother of James. I was truly saddened to hear of Joy's passing. I never got a chance to see her as an adult over the many years. I pray that God has healed the hurt even though the scar remains. I can't imagine how it must feel to lose both daughters in such a short period of time. Be bless as you continue to recover. Looking to hear from you.

Judy, Thomas and family, you have been in my thoughts many times in the last few moths. Although I haven't really known LaChelle for many years now, it seems as though she grew up to be someone you can be very proud of. I am just sorry I never took the opportunity to reconnect with her through the years. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

I am still stunned. There are no words that can express my empathy for her family especially for her parents and baby girl. I have an infant daughter and spent time with LaChelle in college. I was amazed when I found out that we were having our first child at the same time. To think that we can't share our different paths or catch up is unreal. She was and will always be part of my fond memories of laughter, life, and big dreams. To my friend's family, I share in writing what I...

Judy & Thomas, just today I learned of your losses. I met your girls only twice, but I knew they possessed the same humor and compassionate spirit as that of their mom and grandma. You have my deepest sympathy, and you will be in my prayers as will Albert and Alora-Anne and all your family.

I heard the unthinkable news from one of my former co-workers. I used to work alongside Lachelle, at AON corp, here in New York, for a couple of years. She was a pleasure to be around, and always had a smile on her face. Such a shame to lose such a nice girl at such an early age.

Rather than try to make sense of a tragedy like this, instead of mourning Lachelle's passing, we might be better off if we instead celebrate that she lived......

Rest in peace, old friend.


Joy's Obituaries

Bailie, Joy LaChelle, PhD, Age 38, 2/7/1973- 6/11/2011, Washington D.C.Preceded in death by sister, Julie Anne Kearney, grandparents, Eugene and Lenore Bailie "Grammy", Thomas and Eleanor Kearney, Grandpa and Grandma. Survived by fiancé, Albert Dogonyaro, infant daughter, Alora-Anne...

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