A Memorial Service for Beryl M. Bailey of Roosevelt, MN will be held on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Warroad Baptist Church. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Beryl passed away peacefully in her home at the age of 93 surrounded by her family in Roosevelt, MN on November 16, 2019.
Beryl was born July 21, 1926 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and grew up around Williams, MN. Beryl attended the school in Williams. She had a passion for music and played the cornet in the high school band. She also played piano, violin, and harmonica. After high school she married her high school sweetheart, James (Job) Bailey, on July 9, 1948, and started a family. The family relocated to California where they lived for 25 years. While in California Beryl volunteered as a rape crisis advocate and also at a school for special needs children. At age 50 Beryl attended De Anza College and received her associate of arts degree. In 1982, Job and Beryl moved back to Minnesota to retire.
Beryl enjoyed walks in nature with her dogs and working in her flower garden. She was an avid reader and storyteller, often reminiscing about years past. The annual Back Home Days in Williams was always a highlight of Beryl’s year.
Beryl was kind and loving, but also stubborn and determined. Her door was always open to troubled souls. All were welcome without judgement. Beryl had her personal beliefs in God and the afterlife. Her beliefs were strong and her own.
Beryl is survived by her sons, Timothy (Judy) Bailey of Roosevelt, MN, Michael Bailey of Roosevelt, MN, and Lon (Teresa Carlson) Bailey, of Roosevelt, MN, David (Julie) Bailey of Martinez, CA, Mark (Rebecca) Bailey of Roosevelt, MN; grandchildren Amber Janicke, Olivia Bailey, Melissa Fish, Alanna Ellis, Andon Bailey, Sara Froslie, Joshua Bailey,; great-grandchildren Kamren Janicke, Emma and Addisyn Froslie, Liam McClintock, Caleb and Brooklyn Bailey, Kolden and Arik Quaife, Annie Bailey; honorary grandchildren Erika Riesinger and Matt Quaife; honorary great-grandchildren, Alixx Provost, Mason Provost, Kamryn Riesinger, Jace Riesinger. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fay and Beatrice Wagner; husband, James Bailey; grandson Benjamin Bailey.
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