Christina "Tina" Bailey

San Luis Obispo, California

1942 - 2020


San Luis Obispo, California


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Christina "Tina" Bailey On Tuesday July 22, 2020 Christina (Tina) Anne Bailey, loving wife, mother, mentor, and friend, passed away at the age of 78. On June 4th, Tina and her husband Phil celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on the same day she had major surgery. She returned home in time...

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Dear Phil, I am saddened to read of Tina's passing! My deepest condolences to you and your family. I just think of you two as pillars of Cal Poly! It is truly a shock to process. I can only imagine what you must be going through. I Miss seeing you around campus and please know that I pray for you. Tina was a lovely woman who clearly pioneered a whole generation of women.

I was privileged to take two organic chemistry classes from Tina. She was a most extraordinary teacher, making a complex subject enjoyable and easy to understand. I also considered her a friend and enjoyed a hug when we met on campus. Condolences to her beautiful family.

Tina and I worked together, especially on curriculum issues. She was tenacious in her dedication to her students. We shared one particular “success”: when we joined the faculty it was the Department of Chemistry. Thanks to our cooperative effort, it is now the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
Love and Sympathy to the entire Bailey clan. Ralph Jacobson, emeritus

I was lucky to have Tina for a chemistry lab, and even though she was a model of excellent teaching (organized, punctual, knowledgeable and inspiring high standards), what stands out most is how she made me feel. That occasional warm smile and welcoming look instantly gave me comfort and confidence.

Phil and family,

I was saddened to hear of Tina’s passing. I have such fond memories of her and Poly Royal demonstrations. The two of you were truly remarkable role models In your love for each other, your family, science and mentor ship through scouts! Tina will be missed for sure but not forgotten!

Love Your neighbor,
Lisa Genereux Matthews

I am saddened to hear of Tina's passing. She was a remarkable woman. We served on the Community Counseling Center board together. She was key to our success in acquiring and remodeling the first permanent home of the agency. She was a genuine pleasure to work with, warm, smart and knowledgeable. A force of nature.

We are saddened to hear of Tina's passing and forward our sympathies and prayers to Phil and the family. The Bailey's were close friends of our parents and they were colleagues at Cal Poly. Tina's remarkable life and career are inspirations to all. May she rest in peace .

It was an honor to know and be taught by Tina and Phil.

Phil & Family,
We were so saddened to hear of Tina's passing! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
We have many fond memories of Tina's teaching Chemistry at PRHS (Class of '71) and at Cal Poly....even our daughters had one or both of you. We remember helping you to move into an apt. in SLO and into your current home...what fun! She was the BEST Teacher and a true inspiration to many!
May God give you comfort and peace as you mourn her loss. We were blessed to...