Joy LaChelle Bailie

February 7, 1973June 11, 2011

Bailie, Joy LaChelle, PhD, Age 38, 2/7/1973- 6/11/2011, Washington D.C. Preceded in death by sister, Julie Anne Kearney, grandparents, Eugene and Lenore Bailie “Grammy”, Thomas and Eleanor Kearney, Grandpa and Grandma. Survived by fiancé, Albert Dogonyaro, infant daughter, Alora-Anne Aishatu Dogonyaro (born, 6/1/11), both of Washington, D.C., parents, Thomas Jr. and Judy Kearney, Omaha; brothers, Thomas (Megan) Kearney III, Kirksville, MO, Bruce Kearney and wife, Lotte, College Station, TX; uncle, Richard Bailie and wife, Martha, Fort Dodge, IA; aunts, Mary Rutherford and husband, David, West Des Moines, IA, Janet Bose, Cassville, MO, Brenda Peoples and husband, Jack, Bryan, TX, Ruby Haliburton, Bryan, TX, Evelyn Caldwell, Ohio; cousins, Danielle Bose and Ravin, Hollister, MO; Tessa Marie and Buddy, and numerous friends. Visitation Friday 6-8PM at Crosby Colonial Chapel. Memorial service Saturday 11:00 AM at Crosby Colonial Chapel. Private Inurnment. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to the 'Alora-Anne Dogonyaro Charitable Fund.' Donations can be sent to: Judy Kearney; 12230 William Circle; Omaha, NE 68144.

Crosby Burket Swanson Golden Colonial Chapel 11902 W. Center Road Omaha, NE 333-7200.


  • Visitation Friday, June 24, 2011
  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 25, 2011

Joy LaChelle Bailie

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December 31, 2011

I am sorry for this late entry, I just was informed by a mutual friend of Thomas and myself about the death of both daughters. My deepest regrets and condolences to Thomas, Judy, Bruce and Thomas III and the rest of the family. Sincerely Jim Woods Bern, Switzerland

July 20, 2011

Thomas & Judy, I want to extend my deepest sympathies for your loss, good to hear you have a beautiful grand daughter.....hugs

Kyle Saltzman

July 19, 2011

Hi Thomas & Judy, so sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts from afar.

Dave & Jocelyn Saltzman

July 7, 2011

We will never stop hurting for the loss.

Robert Mc Kelton

July 5, 2011

Judy this is Robert the oldest brother of James. I was truly saddened to hear of Joy's passing. I never got a chance to see her as an adult over the many years. I pray that God has healed the hurt even though the scar remains. I can't imagine how it must feel to lose both daughters in such a short period of time. Be bless as you continue to recover. Looking to hear from you.

Leslie Hays Stevenson

June 27, 2011

Judy, Thomas and family, you have been in my thoughts many times in the last few moths. Although I haven't really known LaChelle for many years now, it seems as though she grew up to be someone you can be very proud of. I am just sorry I never took the opportunity to reconnect with her through the years. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Debbie Dancer

June 27, 2011

I am still stunned. There are no words that can express my empathy for her family especially for her parents and baby girl. I have an infant daughter and spent time with LaChelle in college. I was amazed when I found out that we were having our first child at the same time. To think that we can't share our different paths or catch up is unreal. She was and will always be part of my fond memories of laughter, life, and big dreams. To my friend's family, I share in writing what I couldn't do in person: LaChelle's memory will live on in my heart.

Judy Herzberg

June 26, 2011

Judy & Thomas, just today I learned of your losses. I met your girls only twice, but I knew they possessed the same humor and compassionate spirit as that of their mom and grandma. You have my deepest sympathy, and you will be in my prayers as will Albert and Alora-Anne and all your family.

J Timmons

June 25, 2011

I heard the unthinkable news from one of my former co-workers. I used to work alongside Lachelle, at AON corp, here in New York, for a couple of years. She was a pleasure to be around, and always had a smile on her face. Such a shame to lose such a nice girl at such an early age.

Rather than try to make sense of a tragedy like this, instead of mourning Lachelle's passing, we might be better off if we instead celebrate that she lived......

Rest in peace, old friend.

Lisa Clark

June 25, 2011

Judy, Thomas and family,

There are no words to convey the heartfelt sympathy going out to you and your family.
May you be comforted in your time of sorrow by the loving hands of family and friends.