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Craig William Bailey Obituary
Craig William Bailey
June 27, 1945 ~ November 22, 2013
Murray, UT-Craig William Bailey lost a valiant fight to stay on earth with his family on November 22, 2013. Craig was born in Pocatello, Idaho on June 27, 1945 to Boyd and Beatrice Bailey. He enjoyed growing up in the Gem State with his sister, Kathleen and his dog, Boots. Craig was a scholar and an athlete who played football and was a champion wrestler. He left Idaho to attend Utah State University where he was freshman class president, then went on to attend Brigham Young University graduating with a degree in English and also attained his MBA from the University of Utah.
Craig leaves behind his loving wife, Colleen whom he was married to for 45 years. They were wed on August 22, 1968, a date Craig found humorous as it was the day Russia invaded Czechoslovakia. He also leaves behind his daughters, Kirsten (Bill) and Megan (Victor), grandsons Lucas and Orion as well as his two cherished dogs, Murphy and Winston. He is also survived by his sister, Kathleen Robinson and his step-brother, Donald Robert Bailey (Sharon).
Craig was a friendly, social and outgoing man who loved to travel with his family but home will always be where his heart is. He was a master of minutia who had a penchant for crossword puzzles, trivia and history. He had a passion for politics and a deep love of sports - particularly University of Utah football, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Yankees. He will be deeply missed.
We are extremely grateful to the loving staff at IHC Medical Center for their genuine care and tireless efforts to make Craig comfortable. Visitation will be held at Mountain View Memorial Estates (3115 E. 7800 S.) on Friday, November 29th at 1 p.m. followed by a graveside service at 2 p.m. and a celebration of Craig's life at the Market Street Grill at 3 p.m. (2985 E. Cottonwood Parkway, Salt Lake City).
"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived." - General George S. Patton
Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Nov. 27 to Nov. 28, 2013
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