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Arthur Bailey Obituary
1938 ~ 2013
Arthur Allen Bailey, 75, of Cedar Hills, Utah, died peacefully on December 7, 2013.
Art was born in Nevada City, California on April 25, 1938. He was raised on a farm in Sanpete County, Utah. His father, Wesley and his mother Vivian taught him about hard work by introducing him to farming, carpentry and machines. They also taught him about Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ by showing how to pray and how to have faith.
Art was married to Kay Kellett. They first met when they were young school kids. To him, she was the cutest little gal in Moroni and his crush on her made him too shy to talk so he teased her instead. To her he was a farm boy from Wales who was a pest and a flirt. When he finally worked up his courage, she decided that she would give him a try. Their relationship grew from there and on November 22, 1961 they were married in the LDS Temple in Manti, Utah. They have four children, Brent (Suzee), Karen (Hal) Nicholson, Craig (Dena) and Jill (Merrill) Frost. They raised their children with lots of love and kindness and almost no television. When their little family started, Art and Kay promised themselves that no matter what they would teach their children righteous principles. They kept that promise by holding family home evening, reading scriptures and attending church together. Art sealed that promise with his example -- he truly practiced what he preached. Art was happy that his sons served LDS missions and his children were married in LDS temples.
He made many good friends as he served and worked in LDS wards and institutes in Idaho, New Mexico, Utah and California. Art retired from his job with CES in 2003. After his retirement, Art and Kay were full-time missionaries in Richmond, Virginia, service missionaries at Deseret Industries and temple workers at the Timpanogos Temple. Working hard and serving others were important to Art because he believed that when he served them, he was also serving God.
We thank all of Art's health care providers for their attention and effort on his behalf. We also thank the many family members and friends who called and visited Art during his time in the hospital.
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 13, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Cedar Hills 10th Ward Chapel, 9737 Chesterfield Drive, Cedar Hills. Family and friends may call Thursday, December 12, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Warenski Funeral Home ,1776 North 900 East, American Fork and from 9:30 to 10:30 am prior to the service at the Church. Interment will follow in the Highland City Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.warenski.com
Published in Deseret News on Dec. 11, 2013
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