C. Dale Bailey, 87, of Sunnyside died peacefully in his sleep Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006, at his home.

Dale was born June 11, 1918 in Sunnyside to Charly and Pearl (Powell) Bailey. After graduation from Davis High School, Dale began his employment with Pacific Power and Light Company. On Aug. 6, 1939 he wed Edith Marshall at St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Yakima. He and Edith lived in Yakima until 1960, when they moved to Sunnyside. Dale retired from Pacific Power and Light in 1974 at the age of 56.

Throughout their marriage of more than 61 years, Dale and Edith enjoyed dancing with the Yakima and Mabton dance clubs, playing bridge, and traveling south many winters in their travel trailer. After Edith's death, Dale began playing bridge again. He took many bus trips and recently traveled to Alaska. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and many friends.

Dale was a lifelong member of the Elks and VFW.

He is survived by his two daughters, Janet (Richard) Reavis of Lacey and Carolyn (Chet) Terrel of Sunnyside; three grandchildren, Stephanie (Jon) Parsons of Sunnyside, Diana Anderson of Cheney and Matthew (Heather) Reavis of Rainier; six great-grandchildren, Logan, Carter and Keaton Parsons, and Jaiden, Kelsey and Tyler Anderson; a special friend, Barbara Ownbey; a sister-in-law, Florence Taylor; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dale was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Bailey; his parents, Charly and Pearl Bailey; his in-laws, Tom and Vera Marshall; one brother, Witten Bailey; and one sister, Meg Blackerby.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 4, 2006, at 2 p.m. at Valley Hills Funeral Home, Sunnyside.

Those wishing to honor his memory may donate to the Children's Orthopedic Hospital in Seattle or to the charity of their choice. Memorials may be left with Valley Hills Funeral Home.


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