Dwight L. Bailey

Born: Tue., Aug. 25, 1936
Died: Tue., Dec. 11, 2012

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Mon., Dec. 17, 2012
Location: Burns Mortuary Chapel

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Dwight L. Bailey was born on August 25, 1936 in Peabody, Kansas to parents, Paul C. & Nadine Worline Bailey. He died on December 11, 2012 at his home in Boardman, Oregon at the age of 76 years. He graduated from Palisade High School in Palisade, Colorado and then attended Colorado State College. Dwight then worked as a brakeman for D & RG Railroad before joining the United States Navy. He was united in marriage to Janell Duke on October 12, 1958 in Fruita, Colorado. After his honorable discharge he became a rancher, doing what he loved for the rest of his life. In 1977 he came to Little Butter Creek and ranched there until 1995 when he sold the ranch. He then bought a farm and feed business in Collbran, Colorado. In 1998 he sold the business and returned to Oregon to operate his ranch in Boardman, Oregon, where he remained until his death.

Dwight was a member of the American Quarter Horse Assn., Racing Thoroughbred Assoc., Oregon Cattlemen Assoc., and past member of the BPOE. He worked with the Morrow County 4-H, Morrow County Rodeo Assoc. for many years and enjoyed working and being involved with youth activities.

He is survived by his wife: Janell Bailey, Boardman, OR; sons: Jeff Baily & his wife Jodie, Kennewick, WA, & Kenneth Bailey & his wife Kaedene, Heppner, OR; daughter: Nancy Gorham & her husband Kerry, Heppner, OR; 8 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter.

Dwight was preceded in death by his parents.

A celebration of life will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, December 17, 2012 at Burns Mortuary Chapel, Hermiston, Oregon. Burial with military honors will follow at the Riverview Cemetery, Boardman, Oregon.

Those who wish may make contributions in Dwight’s memory to the Pioneer Memorial Hospice or Celilo Cancer Center, The Dalles, OR.

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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements.


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Annie Schwarz
   Posted Thu December 13, 2012
With our deepest sympathy is the loss of Dwight. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Pat Andreason
   Posted Thu December 13, 2012
So sorry to hear of your loss. I will always remember the days at the rock pit, Dwight always with a smile on his face and positive attitude. Hold all the good memories close to your heart as I am sure there are many! God Bless you today and always.

jerry bateman and pgg family
   Posted Fri December 14, 2012
sorry for your loss he was a good man

Nancy Novak
   Posted Sat December 15, 2012
Dear Janell, I was so sorry to hear of Dwight's passing. Know that you and your family are in our thought and prayers as you grieve the loss of husband, father, grandfather. Love, Nancy Novak

Robert and Sharon Harrison
   Posted Sat December 15, 2012
Sorry for your loss, our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Curt & Trudi Worline
   Posted Sun December 16, 2012
Our deepest sympathies are with you in this difficult time. Please accept our condolences.

   Posted Sun December 16, 2012

Katrina and Jack McGuire
   Posted Sun December 16, 2012
Dwight will be missed...he was a strong character and hard worker. I enjoyed hearing his stories and admired his determination to never let anything get the best of him! We send our love and prayers your way Janelle and may your family comfort you with their hearts in this time of loosing your best friend...If there is anything you need please call...Love you Jack, Katrina, Michael, Daniel, Jessica and Marcus

Dave & Shelly Riekkola
   Posted Sun December 16, 2012
Janell ~
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & family.

Bill @ Shirley Porfily
   Posted Mon December 17, 2012
Janell: Sorry to hear about Dwight wanted you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers.j

Jeanne Foster
   Posted Tue December 18, 2012
So sorry to hear of Dwight's passing. My prayers are with you and your family. May all the wonderful memories give you peace.


Raymond and Carol Michael
   Posted Tue December 18, 2012
Janell - We are so sorry for your loss. Dwight and you were among my favorite patrons when I had the store. Always enjoyed talking to you with all the accompanying harassment. He will be missed!!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Ray and Carol

cindy gilbert 935 madison st. ne salem or 97301
   Posted Sat April 12, 2014
sorry to hear the loss of Dwight this is april 19 2014 you came across my mind looked you up think of you all often write me I just moved back to Oregon been gone since 1986 be happy to hear from you god bless you all