Sept. 2, 1919 - May 27, 2016 Walt passed away at the age of 96. He was born in Seaside, Ore. He moved several times as a young boy, finally settling in the Marysville, Wash. area (Whiskey Ridge). As a young teenager, he was in the Civilian Conservation Corps, two years before enlisting in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was stationed at Fort Shafter, Honolulu, Hawaii, at the time Pearl Harbor was bombed. After being discharged from the service, he returned home to the "Ridge", where he met the love of his life, Verla Johnson. They were married July 3, 1947. From their union they raised three sons: Curt (Christie), Jerry (Sue) and Tim (Cathy). In addition he leave behind 11 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandson. He is also survived by sisters-in-law: Ila Bayha, Dorthy Johnson and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Verla; brother, Ralph Hawkins; two grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Walt retired from the Weyerhauser Company after 34 years, in September of 1981. While in the 3C's, he developed a great love for the outdoors, especially the mountains and their beauty. From this love, he developed a relationship with the U.S. Forest Service and the State's Department of Natural Resources doing volunteer work with his fellow 3C'ers and their alumni group. From this relationship he was able to layout, design and build what today is known as the "Walt Bailey Trail"; it is enjoyed by many people for hiking and the beauty he saw in the mountains. He was a Volunteer Firefighter for 27 years with Snohomish County District #22 - Getchell, involved with the Marysville Historical Society, the 3C's Alumni Association and the Pearl Harbor Survivors. He also did many speaking engagements with the surrounding schools on the 3C's and Pearl Harbor. Walt loved hunting, fishing, eating crab, and razor clams. Services will be at the "92nd Street Church", 4226 92nd St. NE, Marysville, WA at 11:00 a.m. on June 25, 2016. Final resting place, Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, WA. Donations in Walt's name may be made to either the Marysville Historical Society or Snohomish County Fire District #22 - Getchell.