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Clifford Jay BaileyNovember 7, 1928 ~ April 6, 2012 (age 83)
Clifford "Jay" Bailey, our most beloved father, grandfather, mentor and friend left this mortal world behind and rejoined his mother, father and sons in heaven on April 6, 2012. He was 83 years old. He died in the arms of his beautiful wife Susie, surrounded by family and friends.
He married Renae McArthur in the Salt Lake Temple. They were later divorced. He then married Susie Fay Bohon on March 6, 1976. Their marriage was solemnized in the Ogden Temple one year later.
Jay was born on November 7, 1928 in Schofield Utah, the son of a coal miner. His parents, Clifford and Nita Bailey, taught Jay the value of hard work at an early age. This work ethic prevailed throughout his life as he started Bailey''s Moving & Storage and several successful furniture and framing businesses. He was one of the last businessmen whose handshake was as good as a contract. Till the day he died, Jay refused to "sit and watch another man work."
One of Jay''s greatest loves in life was preaching the gospel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served two missions, one as a young man and one after retirement with his best friend and wife Susie. His other loves were his family, fishing and photographs. His honesty, gentleness and giving heart made him a hero to nearly all who knew him.
Jay is survived by his wife Susie Bailey, his sisters Louise Curry and Gwila Despain; his children Dave, Steve and Tyler Bailey, Karen Lund, Christal Holley, Scott Tracy, Vicki PoVey, Kathy Bastian, Robin Berenyi, Michelle Evans, Blaine Tracy; 43 grandchildren and 53 great-grandchildren. His sons Brian and Bobby Bailey preceded him in death. We mourn his passing but we cherish his memory and we know that he is where he wants to be, at home with his Father in Heaven, in the clouds he loved so much.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Lindquist''s Layton Mortuary, 1867 N. Fairfield Road where friends may visit family Monday from 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services.
Interment, Lindquist''s Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe Road, Ogden, UT.