Delores W. Bailey

January 23, 1937November 19, 2020

Delores “Dee” Wilda (Puffinburger) Bailey, 83 of Martinsburg, WV passed away peacefully on November 19, 2020 at home with her loving husband of 65 years by her side. Born at home on January 23, 1937 in Points, WV to the late Norman Puffinburger and Wilda (McCleary) Puffinburger. She was a graduate of Romney High School, class of 1955.Dee’s early work life included: Swisher and Dickens Orchards in Levels, WV, Stanley Corporation in Chambersburg, PA, Bank of Romney in Romney, WV and then on to her career at the Internal Revenue Service National Computing Center in Martinsburg, where she dedicated herself for 23 years until her retirement in 1995. She was a devoted Christian and an active member of the First Baptist Church of Martinsburg where she enjoyed fellowship. Dee enjoyed retirement with her husband, Dale for the past 25 years. They did everything together from traveling to running errands. They often visited family and doted on their grandchildren and great grandchildren and were also care givers to those in need. She had an extensive social life locally including: neighbors, Sunday school class, and the senior center, and enjoyed many friends and family gatherings and reunions. Dee was a wonderful hostess and created a warm home where friends and family were always welcome. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She is survived by her husband, Dale W. Bailey; son, Wendell D. Bailey of Alexandria, VA; daughter, Wendy D. Shelby (Mark) of Williamsburg, VA; son, Ward D. Bailey of Flagstaff, AZ; grandchildren: Andrew Eaton (Lori) of Virginia Beach, VA, Mallory Fife (Christian) of Bluffton, SC, Christopher Eaton of Norfolk, VA, Quinn Bailey of Flagstaff, AZ; three great grandchildren: Liam, Maisy, and Matilda “Tilly”; brother, Roger L. Puffinburger (Carol) of Winchester, VA; sister, Karen S. Phillips (Bernard) of Chincoteague, VA; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by six sisters, one brother, and a daughter-in- law, and a grandchild. Due to the COVID pandemic and the safety of all, a graveside service will take place at Pleasant View Memorial Gardens in Kearneysville, WV on November 28th at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions may be made to a local charity of your choice in honor of her name.



28 November

Graveside Service

11:00 am

Pleasant View Memory Gardens

Kearneysville, West Virginia

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Daniel Munson

November 27, 2020

Dale,we send our deepest sympathies for your lost . Delores was an amazing lady and she will be missed. Love, Dan and Shari Munson

Marlene Van Middlesworth

November 25, 2020


Darren, Seleena and Chloe Puffinburger

November 24, 2020

Aunt Dee will be missed greatly. She always had a smile and a hug to give. Sending our love, thoughts and prayers to Dale and the entire family. May the memories comfort you during this time.
Darren, Seleena and Chloe Puffinburger

Sherry Noland

November 23, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Dee, at the IRS, and I am sad to see that she has passed. Prayers of comfort for the whole family.

Barbara Davis

November 23, 2020

Love and Sympathy to all the family. Dee was a sweet ,wonderful Lady and she will be missed by all. God Bless and Keep her.

Shirley Stone

November 23, 2020

My love and condolences to the family and friends of a terrific person. Dee will be remembered by all of us as the truly wonderful she was. God bless you all.

Martha Crumpton

November 22, 2020

Dale and family.....Sorry for your loss...keeping you in our prayers.

ONile Bean

November 21, 2020

Dear Dale

Please accept my sympathy in Dees death



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