John Richard Bailey

August 2, 1942December 13, 2011

Richard Bailey, 69, passed away quietly at his home in Aurora, CO on Wednesday, December 13. He is survived by his loviing wife, Shirley; daughters, Michelle, Cassandra (Brian); grandchildren, Tyler Bailey, Jason Steffen, Charlotte Eastwood, Shania Bailey, Laura Brogan, Tara Eastwood, Samantha Brogan; great grandchildren, Ryder Bailey, Daniel McAninch and sister Judy (Buddy) Keith. He is preceded in death by his two grandsons Martin Steffen and J.J. Brogan as well as his siblings Barbara Cash and David Bailey. Visitation, Friday, December 16 from 4 pm - 6 pm; funeral service Saturday, December 17 at 12 noon followed by a committal service, all at Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary and Cemetery, W 29th and Wadsworth in Wheat Ridge, CO. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Richards memory to one of the following or a charity of your choice- Angel Eyes - Formally Colorado SIDs Program - 425 Cherry Street, Suite 560, Denver, CO 80246 or Colorado Greyhound Adoption - P.O. Box 2404, Littleton, CO 80161 or Wounded Warrior Project, National Processing Center, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516. Arrangements under the direction of Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary & Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, CO.


  • Visitation Friday, December 16, 2011
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 17, 2011

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Michelle Steffen

December 13, 2012

It makes one year ago today since you have past away. I miss you very much. There is not a day that doesn't go by that I think about you! I Love and miss you Dad! Love Michelle

Cindy Clark

December 19, 2011

Shirley and Family we are so sorry for your loss,Uncle Richard was there for me when Moma was in the hospital.Your in our thoughts and prayers.Cindy Clark & Family (LaFayette Georgia)

Missey & Taft

December 17, 2011

Shirley and Family, you are in our thoughts and prayers... we are sorry for your loss of Richard, and know that you will cherish the good memories forever.

Charlotte Eastwood

December 16, 2011

Grandpa, I miss you more & more every day... I miss all the times you'd talk to Stevie in the mornings, I miss the drives out to Crackle Barrel in your Mustang, I miss the Holiday get together's, & most of all I miss how you could make anyone laugh! You were such an amazing grandfather to all of your grand kids & a great person all around. I thank God everyday that I was able to have someone like you in life. I love you & you will be missed dearly.

Rick Bradshaw

December 16, 2011

Shirley, I amd so sorry to hear about the loss of Richard. My prayers are for you and your family tonight.

Cassandra Etherton

December 16, 2011

Daddy, I thank God for lending you to us. I miss talking to you everyday and hearing your voice. I truly lost one of my best friends and I will be looking forward to the day I can see you again. Our football talks will never be the same, but I know you will be watching from up above rooting for the opposite team to keep things lively. Daddy, I could go on and on. I will come back later and talk to you some more. I love you and miss you dearly. Love Cass

Carrie Bailey Johnson

December 15, 2011

WE are going to miss you Uncle Richard.. My thoughts and prayers are with your wife Shirley , your daughters Michelle and Cassandra and your grandkids ., he truely loved you all ! God gained another beautiful angel !

December 15, 2011

Howdy Dude, We are all going to miss you very much. We will take care of Shirley for you. We are so glad that you are no longer in pain. Take care my friend and we will meet again, Love Lenny

Cynthia Koon

December 15, 2011

You will be dearly missed by so many people. xoxo. Thank you for all the funny memories you gave to me. In these times of sorrow I will remember those times you made me smile. Much love to the family.

Steve & Jannette Litle

December 15, 2011

You are a great loving husband, father, grandfather and a great person. You will be missed.