BAILEY, Audrey YvonnePosted: August 3rd, 2018
Yvonne Bailey passed away after a short illness. She was surrounded by family and with Leroy, the love of her life, at her bedside. Daughter of Allan and Hilda Jensen, with siblings Carol, Archie, Judy and Allana, she grew up in the Taber – Purple Springs area. An orphan at 14, her early life was hard, therefore, she was prepared for the hardship of farming the Bailey homestead with Leroy after their exciting elopement December 10, 1951. They had four children: Allan, Gary, Bonnie and Michelle. Her years on the farm, though difficult, were her happiest times as she raised her family, and transformed the farmstead into the beautiful sanctuary it became. Leroy and Yvonne retired to Nanton in 1987 where they enjoyed trips into the Porcupine Hills, Highwood Pass and the Kananaskis country when they weren’t wintering in Yuma Arizona. She has left 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren behind to enjoy the birds, rocks and nature she so loved. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Calgary Health Trust – Community Health Programs and Services www.calgaryhealthtrust.ca/our -causes are suggested. A private family celebration is planned. Her family thank all the friends and neighbors who enriched her life and shared community with Leroy and Yvonne. To send condolences and view Yvonne’s Tribute Page please visit www.lylereeves.com.
Caring for the family is Lyle Reeves Funerals of High River (Craig Snodgrass) 403.652.4242.