Cleta A. Bailey

October 28, 1914August 17, 2012

Cleta A. Bailey, 97, born on October 28, 1914 to Burnice and Blanche Dinwiddie in Stillwater, Oklahoma, passed away on August 17, 2012 in Pueblo, Colorado. She is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Iris “Wanetta” Wood and Naomi Van Pay; and her husband Charles Bailey whom passed away on May 19, 2012. Charles and Cleta were married on August 5, 1940 and celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in 2010. They resided at their family home since 1948 where Cleta had great compassion for all the neighborhood children. She was devoted to her family and friends, giving unconditional love at all times. Cleta was an employee of S&H Green Stamps and a longtime member of First Baptist Church. She and Charles spent many years volunteering at the Cooperative Care Center. She is survived by her children, Janice (John) Zobeck and Ron (Karen) Bailey; sister, Judy (Clyde) Frazier; brother, Joe Dinwiddie; grandchildren, Scott Bailey and Andrea Bailey Rapson; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation, 4-7 pm, Thursday, August 23, 2012 at George McCarthy Funeral Home, 401 Broadway, Pueblo, CO. Funeral Service, 2 pm, Friday, August 24, First Baptist Church, 10th & Grand St, Pueblo, CO. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Online condolences, Arrangements, George McCarthy Funeral Home.


  • Visitation Thursday, August 23, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 24, 2012

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August 31, 2012

We have fond memories of Charles and Cleta.

Our sincere condolences. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Love, Joe and Kay Religa
Chip,Julie, Bryan and Madison Lushbough
Mark and Ann Religa
Kevin, Susie, Brandon, Hannah and Lane Religa

August 29, 2012

Dear Janice and Ron, It is never easy to loose ones parents but to have them both die in a short matter of months is difficult! Knowing Cleta and Charles as I do, it is hard to separate them and this loss seems as it should be: together as they have always been. I have so many memories of their loving ways and the kindnesses they both seemed to share with everyone! I always loved working out in the yard, wherever, with your mom and dad. They just worked uncomplaining side by side until the job at hand was complete! They were such wonderful Grandparents to our children and all our grandchildren! They were there to support and help in anyway possible! I had parents of my own who loved to come visit 606 whenever and often once Ron and I were married! We would laugh each time they were together because they seemed so different, but shared a commonality! I was so very blessed to have both Cleta and Charles as second and continuing parents for so long. They set high standards but were accepting of everyone who crossed their paths! Thank you for sharing your beloved parents with me and my family! I am already missing them for lots of little things that I recall each day that life goes on without them present! Lovingly, your wife and sister-in-law, Karen

Kristal Ard Schweppe

August 26, 2012

Aunt Cleta and Uncle Charles were such a big part of my childhood that I can hardly think of one without thinking of the other. Two things you could always count on, Uncle Charles would tease and Aunt Cleta would make sure that you had something to eat. I have many fond memories of sitting in the kitchen with them at 606 Brown. Aunt Cleta will be deeply missed by all that knew her.

Brigette Smithling

August 26, 2012

When I come to the end of the road, And the sun has set for me, I want no rites in gloom-filled rooms, Why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little--but not too long, And not with your head bowed low; Remember the love that we once shared Miss me--but let me go. For this is a journey that we all must take, And each must go alone. It's all a part of the Master's plan, A step on the road to home. When you are lonely and sick at heart, Go to the friends we know, And busy your sorrows in doing good deeds. Miss me -but let me go.

August 24, 2012

Dear, Sweet Cleta,What a darling lady.I will miss seeing her sweet smile.I know mom would say how much she loves her if she were able.They were friends for a very long time.May God be with all the family. Sharon Moore,Maude Mattarocci

August 24, 2012

Your Mom's smile always lit up her entire face. She was a vivacious, kind and caring person who will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Ron, Kriss and Cindy Barnhart

August 23, 2012

I have many fond memories of Cleta and the home at 606 Brown. Ron and I have been best friends since the age of 13 and Cleta was a second mom to me. I know you all will miss her, but she lived a long and fruitful life, touching many people. My thoughts are with you. Robert Prince

August 23, 2012

Miss Cleta will certainly be missed! She was a little firecracker! She was always so kind to me and I will always think of her as my adopted Grand Ma. She will be missed always. Much love to Ron, Karen, Janice, Andrea, Scott and all of your lovely family members. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time -Keri Smith and Family

Sandy Wells

August 23, 2012

I am so sorry for the loss of both Charlie and Cleta. My mother was Yvonne chapman and she talked frequently about them. I certainly remember both of them and the club that Cleta Wilma and my mother enjoed My aunt was Wilma Hathaway. My mother passed on February. I know how difficult it is even though we know that they lived a long full life. My thoughts and prayers are with the family