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Colista M. (West) Bailey

December 21, 1930 April 21, 2019
Colista M. (West) Bailey
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Colista Bailey, 88, passed away Easter morning April 21, 2019 after losing her battle with Leukemia. She was born in Medford, Oregon to parents Fred and Ethel West, a well-known Pioneer family of the Applegate and Jacksonville.
Colista graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1948. She married Elmer Glenn Bailey after graduation and they were married for 65 years. She met Elmer when she was 5 years old. Elmer proceeded her in death January 2014.
Colista had a lifetime career with the US Bank, retiring after 30 years.
Glenn and Colista were members of the Upper Applegate and Phoenix Granges, many historical societies and Rogue Valley Genealogy Society.
She was longtime volunteer and treasurer for the Jackson County Genealogy Library where she put her banking experience to work.
She was a member of Phoenix Historical Society.
She is survived by her son, Donald Bailey of Weatherford, Texas; daughter, Suzanne Schmitz of Pahrump, Nevada and Medford, Oregon; two granddaughters, Katharine (David) Wood and Rebecca (Eric) Crowder; two great-granddaughters and many nieces and nephews; her only brother, Gary R. West; and sister-in-law, Dee Ann West.
Colista and daughter Suzanne enjoyed many trips over the last 5 years.
A memorial service will be held Monday, April 29, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Shepherd of the Valley Catholic Church, 600 Beebe Road, Central Point, Oregon.
Interment will be at the Eagle Point National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S Pacific Hwy, Medford, OR 97501. Rogue Valley Genealogical Society. www.RVGSociety.org (Donate)


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29

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1:00 PM 4/29/2019 1:00:00 PM
Shepherd of the Valley Catholic Church

600 Beebe Road
Central Point, OR 97502

Shepherd of the Valley Catholic Church
600 Beebe Road Central Point 97502 OR
United States
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