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Shirley Mae BaileyJuly 30, 1930 – June 21, 2004

Shirley Mae Bailey died on June 21, 2004, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. She was 73.She was born in Detroit on July 30, 1930, and grew up in Rock, Mich. In 1946, when she was a junior in high school, she fell in love with Al Bailey.After graduation, Shirley worked as a nurse’s aide, a waitress and a seamstress before marrying Al on May 14, 1949, in Gladstone, Mich. They had two children.Al’s work took the family from Michigan to Utah and Nevada, and in 1975, the family moved to Colorado.Shirley was a very social person. It’s been said that she never met a stranger, and she loved visiting with her family and many friends. She enjoyed gardening, knitting, sewing, and she especially loved a good book.She is loved by many and will be remembered for her kindness, generosity and wonderful sense of humor. She is survived by her husband of Grand Junction; a daughter, Wendy Hisel of Glenwood Springs; son Steve Bailey of Grand Junction; and four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.A celebration of Shirley’s life will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 24, at Callahan-Edfast Chapel, 2515 Patterson Road in Grand Junction. Internment will follow at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado.Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 3115, Grand Junction, CO 81502.Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 3115, Grand Junction, CO 81502.


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