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Constance Bailey Durfee

Obituary Condolences

Constance Bailey Durfee
1938 - 2013
Constance Bailey Durfee died September 28, 2013 in Bountiful, Utah. She was born February 13, 1938 in Moab, Utah to Jerald E. Bailey and Mary Taylor Barton Bailey. She lived in Monticello until the age of two when her family moved to Anaconda, Montana where she spent the rest of her childhood years. She graduated from Anaconda High School and attended both Western Montana College and Brigham Young University where she met her husband Milo Vaughn Durfee. They were married in the Idaho Falls Temple on March 22, 1957. They moved from Provo to Oakland, California area until a few years before Milo passed away. They moved to Taylorsville, Utah where Milo passed away on November 19, 1973. She continued to raise her seven children there in Taylorsville until moving to Grantsville after her retirement from Abbott Laboratories. She was an active member of the LDS Church and served in many callings. She loved music and was always a member of her ward choir. The most important things in her life were her testimony and her family. She had many special friendships with those from her ward, Abbott and the Daughter of the Utah Pioneers. She was a wonderful example to us all and we'll miss her very much, but we are happy she is with Dad again.
She is survived by her siblings: Dennis M. Bailey (Margie), Russell K. Bailey (Marcia), Deborah B. Smith (Jerry), Margaret B Staib (Chuck), sister-in-law Jane Latham Bailey Griffiths, children: Vaughn R. Durfee (Tammy), Janell D. Lieber (Mike), Warren B. Durfee (Anna), Chad D. Durfee (Jill), Jeffrey M. Durfee (JoAnn), Milo J. Durfee, Tyler L. Durfee (Tonya), 38 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren and many extended family members. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother Jeffrey Barton Bailey, two brothers who died in infancy and one great grandchild.
Viewing will be held Thursday, October 3 at the LDS Chapel, 3495 W 4850 S, Taylorsville, Utah from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Viewing also to be held in the Grantsville LDS Chapel, 81 Church Street, Grantsville, Utah, on Friday, October 4, 9:30-10:45 a.m. followed by the funeral services in the same building at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at the Valley View Memorial Park, 4335 W 4100 S, West Valley City, Utah.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in honor of Connie's love of missionary work (she has five grandchildren currently serving) to the LDS General Missionary Fund. Online condolences at
Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Oct. 2 to Oct. 3, 2013
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