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Bagley, Donald Neff July 18, 1927 - July 26, 2012 Born in Salt Lake City, the youngest son of Lewis Loraine and Elaine Neff Bagley. Formally trained in double bass, composition and arranging, he served in the Navy Band from 1945 until 1949. A consummate Jazz bassist, Don s recording credits are extensive including three solo albums. Don was also a much sought after and admired arranger, producer, composer and conductor Don was a member of The Songwriter s Guild, The Composer s and Lyricists Guild and The American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers where he served on its board of directors. In addition, he was a long time member of musicians local 47 in Los Angeles. Survivors include, grandchildren, Jordan, Tiffani, Celestine and Chanel, and Great Grandchildren Jordan, Tiffani, Zachary, Ismeralda, Liana May, Dillon and Isaac.. He also leaves many nieces and nephews in the Salt Lake City, Utah area who will mark his passing. He was preceded in death by his daughter Tiffani and his wife Mimi whom he married in 1951. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday July 30 at the Northridge First L.D.S. Ward, 17101 Plummer St., Northridge, CA.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on July 29, 2012
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