Marlene Wilson Bailey
Born: 2/25/1932, Los Angeles, California
Marlene Wilson Bailey was born February 25, 1932 in Los Angeles , California. She complete her journey on earth May 23, 2014 in the Canyonlands Care Center. The only child to LaVern Andrew and Myrtle LaVon Wilson, she was raised and schooled in Los Angeles graduating from George Washington High School. Soon after she met the love of her life. Ivan “Sug” and Marlene were married on November 11, 1949. To this union four children were born, Dennis (Christine) Bailey, Pam Every, Brenda Bailey, and Matthew Bailey.
Marlene and Ivan joined the LDS church in 1958 and were sealed for time and all eternity in the Los Angeles temple.
In 1962 the family moved back to Sug’s hometown of Moab. Together they owned and operated Custom Craft for many years.
Marlene held several positions in the church but was most fulfilled when serving in the primary. She lived a life of service always helping where needed. She loved quilting, scrap-booking, gardening, and spending time with her family and as many know baking Banana bread.
Marlene’s last four and half years were spent in care facilities and even when she couldn’t call you by name her big smile told you she was glad you were there.
Marlene is survived by her husband, four children; eight grandchildren Brance, Ian, Cassidy, Tyrel, Amber, Dustin, Lacy, and Masen; 11 great-grandchildren, Aven, Etta, Jaxon, Chantel, Trinity, Harper, Tenoya, Laura Pearl, Kyler, Dakoda, and Wattson.
A Graveside Service was held on May 28, 2014 at 11:00 am at the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Tributes8/12/2014 - The world lost a wonderful person. Alsway to active and giving, I guess it took being trapped in a body that would no longer do her bidding to convince her to leave all her wonderful family whom she loved so much. Marlene was one of the best. I have missed her delightful "stream of consciousness" letters these last years. I am so sorry I missed her services. But I will always carry her in my heart. She is having a happy reunion with our mothers. Love, Dana - Dana bowen6/10/2014 - I have such wonderful memories of spending summers in Moab at my grandparents home next door to the Baileys. Marlene was always so kind, happy and cheerful. She would always come over for a visit when she seen us pull in the driveway. She was such a wonderful friend and neighbor to my grandmother. The kindness, help, and service Marlene provided through the years will always be remembered by our family. She will truly be missed, and fondly remembered.~~~~Much Love - Shelly Boren Montrone 5/23/2014 - My heart lurched as I checked Spanish Valley Mortuary's website and saw Marlene's name. So glad she is in a better place at this time. She has been a very good friend over the years and always so good to help others out in every situation. Our sincere sympathy goes to the family at this time. - Richard and Mary Jane Cozzens5/23/2014 - Please accept my sincere sympathy on your families loss. I'm sure there is a grand reunion going on in heaven. - Marilyn Costanza Dominy
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