Donald Bailey

Bailey, Donald L. (age 92) Was born on August 19, 1919 in Renton, WA and moved to California with his parents in 1925. He lived in various places in California, Settling finally in Sacramento, where he lived for 43 years, moving to Auburn, CA in 1986. Don graduated from high school in Oakdale, CA in 1938 and attended business college for one year. He worked for Remington Rand, Inc. in Fresno, CA and then for Southern Pacific Railroad, and Sacramento County, retiring in 1980. He was a long time member of the Church of the Nazarene, and served as District Treasurer for 32 years on the Sacramento District. His last church membership was at Spokane Valley Church of the Nazarene. He married Erma Bruton in 1940 and they had three children, Robert, who died at birth, Ronald and Donna. Erma died in 1984 and he married Evelyn Luhrs and in 1986 moved to Auburn, CA and then to Spokane in 1996. Survivors include his son Ronald (Connie) Bailey of Spokane; his daughter, Donna (Mike) Brown of Crass Valley, CA; four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home will be in charge of local services to be announced at a later date. Burial will be in Sacramento, CA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane, P.O. Box 2215, Spokane, WA 99210.


  • Memorial Service Thursday, February 9, 2012

Donald Bailey

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February 16, 2012

Dear Family; Please accept my condolence. Keep close to your heart loving memories and cherished moments. May the Hearer of prayer comfort you. Psalms 65:2

Bob & Carol Trevan

February 13, 2012

Donald L. Bailey was a friend to us all. He loved without reservation and served our God so faithfully ... which was such a blessing to all who knew him. We love you Don and look forward to a great reunion some day.

February 10, 2012

To the Family of Donald L. Bailey,
Our hearts go out to you in this time of sorrow. God is our refuge and strength a help that is readily to be found in times of distress.-Psalms 46:1

Doug & Susan Wold

February 6, 2012

It was always nice to see Don when we attended Spokane Valley Church of the Nazarene. He would have a smile and a cheery hello. Our sympathy and prayers are with the family. May God be your peace and strength during this time.

Doug and Susan Wold