Jackson James Bailey

October 1, 1924July 15, 2011

Jackson James Bailey was born on Oct. 1, 1924 to the parents of Dagmar and James Bailey in Rio Vista, Ca. He past onto another life on July 15, 2011. He died peacefully with his family by his side. Jackson attended Rio Vista High School and was senior class president graduating in 1942. He attended the University of the Pacific for a short period prior to joining the US Navy. His service was stateside during WWII as a gunnery instructor. Once out of the service he began a career with Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) in Rio Vista, Ca. as a lineman and then a trouble man in 1946. In 1959 he moved to Placerville, Ca. and took a position as the District Marketing Representative with P.G. & E. Jackson would spend the rest of his like in Placerville. Jackson married his high school sweetheart Mary Jane Asher in 1963. Jackson and Mary Jane raised 5 children. Jackson retired from P.G. & E. in 1986 after 40 years of employment. During his lifetime Jackson would belong to and participate in many service and social clubs such as; Free and Accepted Masons Lodge 26 (50 years), Scottish Rite Bodies of Sacramento, Ben Ali Shriners Temple (Past Master), Order of Eastern Star Suisun Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Ca. Suisun Chapter 43, Kiwanis Club of Placerville (Past President & Lieutenant Governor Ca.-Nev.-HI), Cold Springs Golf & Country Club (Past President), Hangtown Little League, Two Terms Placerville City Council (Mayor 1990-1992). Chairman City of Placerville Planning Commission, Representative on Sacramento Regional Area Planning Commission, OEO Council for El dorado County, Civil Defense Counsel El Dorado County. He was charming, charismatic, good natured and had a sense of flair. He was loved by many but known by most all that would roam the streets of Placerville during the 1970’s and 1980’s. He was known for his very bright, colorful and outrageous attire. It was said that people who worked downtown Placerville couldn’t wait to see what he would be wearing to work each day. He knew and interacted with a lot of people and he usually made a everlasting impression on them. We will miss him dearly. He is survived by his just as impressive wife Mary Jane Bailey. Children; Dan Musick, Nancy Musick, Gay Musick. James Bailey, Chris Bailey. Grandchildren Lindsay (Olsen) Dawson, Ryan Olsen, Melanie (Musick) Zumwalt, Katie (Musick) Morton, Amanda (Nevel) Foster, Krista Altermatt, Jason Musick and 7 Great Grandsons and 2 Great Granddaughters. Services will be held at 1pm Saturday July 30 at Chapel of the Pines 2855 Cold Springs Rd., Placerville Ca. Remembrances can be posted at The family requests that donations be made to the Shriners Children’s Hospital of Sacramento in Jackson memory.


  • Memorial Saturday, July 30, 2011

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Amanda Foster

July 15, 2012

Poppy it's been about a year now, and every time i think of you i have to remind myself you have moved on. Marko reminds me so much of you, be it his love for golf or his choice in golf attire. I know where ever you are you are getting a kick out of him. We miss you. <3

July 13, 2012

July 13, 2012

Hi Poppy, I can't tell you how much I miss you. I look at your picture everyday, which can either make me smile or cry. I know in my heart that you are with us everyday and that brings me comfort. I see you everywhere. Love you. Gay

July 12, 2012

It's been almost a year since your passing Dad. It seems like yesterday. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and how you are doing. I keep hoping that a little voice will tell me your doin fine. I miss you Dad..


August 3, 2011

Never met Jackson or knew of him, but I looked over the photo gallery....looks like he lived a wonderful, fantastic life...loved my many. RIP Jackson.


Sandra Tosh

July 30, 2011

Dear Chris and James
I'm so sorry for your loss. With heartfelt sympathy
Sandra Tosh

July 30, 2011

Well Dad, Today is the day that you will see just how many friends really cared and admired you. To be honest with you, a day I wanted to get here sooner,and now that it's here, I want to go away. I miss you so much Dad. I'll do my best, for you're my inspiration. I'm so proud and grateful to be able to say my name is Dan Musick, JACKSON BAILEY'S SON !! You are in my heart forever.

Ryan Olsen

July 29, 2011

As Poppy's grandson I have so many great memories. I loved hearing stories about his days as a electrical linemen. All of the accomplishments Poppy has accumulated throughout his life are truly amazing and inspiring. His personality never changed through all the hardships he encountered later in life. He always was upbeat when I would see him and always cared what was going on in my life. He is a model of what a person should be to there community and family. I miss you poppy and Im thankful for the memories you've given me. Through your family you will be cherished forever. Love Ryno

Lindsay Dawson

July 29, 2011

There are so many things I'd like to say and many great memories I have of Poppy. My brother and I are very lucky we spent a lot of time with our grandparents growing up. The camping trips to Bodega Bay or Ice House, the hot cakes in the mornings, spaghetti for dinner, Poppy's everything but the "kitchen sink" sundaes, the wonderful garden, Poppy's crazy loud snoring:) Going to the grocery store with him was quite an experience too! Listening to country music in the truck and explaining " The watermelon crawl" to me! I could go on and on. Fact is he was a wonderful man and Grandpa who took time for others! Love ya Poppy!-Binzer

Chris Olsen

July 29, 2011

You were a good man Daddy Jack. Thanks for all the memories, you always treated me like one of the family.I will miss you and will never forget your kindness.

Nina Cole

July 29, 2011

Jackson was one of the first people I met when I came to Placerville. He was always so nice, talked to me about how "I would come to love Placerville" he was a bright spot...and he was right!!