Keith R. Bailey, a longtime resident of the Heyburn/Paul
area passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2016 in Alpine,
Keith was born in Rupert, Idaho in 1923,the son of Parley
Hawkins Bailey and Mary Jane Roderick. He lived on the same
farm from his birth until he was 90 years of age. He then
sold the remainder of his farm and moved to Alpine, Utah.
Keith graduated from Heyburn High School, class of 1941.
He married Ellen Myrtle Short, the daughter of Ira Temple
Short and Myrtle Ellen Campbell, November 11, 1942 in the
Logan Temple. Their best friends for life and eternity,
Dale McCombs and Nola Garner were married on that same day
in the same Temple.
Together, Keith and Ellen raised lots of farm animals and
six children, Gary (Deborah), Dianne (Herschel) Nordhaus,
Earl (Janice), Jackie (Robert) Kay, Dean (Betty Jo) and
Connie. They have 18 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren.
While running the farm, Keith also worked as a welder/machinist
for J.R. Simplot and later drove heavy equipment for his
brother-in-law Louis Stimpson.
Dad served in many Church callings throughout his life.
He served as a second counselor in the Heyburn LDS Ward
to Bishop Glayde Wilcox and with first counselor Harlow
Cheney in 1975.
Dad worked hard throughout his life and was always concerned
about the welfare of his family. He taught and lived his
life with integrity. While he would never say he was anywhere
nearly as good as he should be, his example for honesty,
hard work and good has guided the lives of every member
of his family.
Ellen preceded him in death on June 15, 1994. Keith later
married Gayle Malone of Rupert. She passed away March 2015.
Also preceding him in death are the following brothers
and sisters, Parley (1907-1907), Edith Handy (1908-2001),
Charles (1910-1978), Ann Gerratt (1913-1989), Seth (1914-2003),
Susannah (1917-1917), Mary Wilcox (1925-2012). Surviving
siblings include brothers, Ray and Norman and sister, Wanda
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2016
at 12:45 pm at the Riverside Cemetery located in Heyburn,
Idaho. Family and friends may call Tuesday, March 1, 2016
from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm at the Heyburn LDS Ward Chapel,
530 Villa Drive, Heyburn, Idaho.