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Floyd Bailey (09/16/1927 - 10/11/2009)

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BAILEY, Floyd George Life long Rock Lake rancher, passed away Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009 in Colfax. He was 82. A graveside service will be Saturday, Oct. 17th at 10:00 am at the St. John Cemetery followed by a memorial service at 11:00 am at the Ewan Church of the Nazarene. Rev. Dennis Frank lin will officiate. Viewing will be all day Thursday and Friday at Bruning Funeral Home in Colfax. Floyd was born at the family home at Rock Lake Sept. 16, 1927 to George and Lola Harwood Bailey. He attended schools at Ewan and St. John where he graduated in 1945. Floyd farmed and ranched in the Ewan area as a young man. He met his future bride while she was a classmate of his brothers. He married Barbara Dollarhide in Colfax on his birthday September 16, 1949. Floyd enlisted in the Army in 1952 and served during the Korean Conflict as a supply specialist. He was proud of his military service and was an honored recipient of a bronze star. He was honorably discharged in 1954 and returned to his family and the ranch. His life was spent doing what he loved and that was farming and cattle ranching in the St. John area. The last twenty five years have been along the banks of Rock Lake. He loved to visit the boat launch on an almost daily basis and talk with the fishermen there. He was also a member of the Ewan Church of the Nazarene and the Eaton Grange. In earlier years he loved to go elk hunting. He liked music and he loved running his video camera, recording special events and people in his life. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Barbara, at St. John; 2 children, Gail and husband Alden Sherrodd of Greenacres, WA and Mike and his wife Willy Bailey of St. John; 6 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Lyle and Norman Bailey both of St. John and a sister, Nancy Hannamen of Cheney. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Everett. Memorials are suggested to the Ewan Church or to the St. John Fire Dept./EMTs. On-line guest book is at www.bruningfuneralhome.com BRUNING FUNERAL HOME, COLFAX, is caring for the family.

Published in Spokesman-Review from Oct. 13 to Oct. 14, 2009
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