Carson City, Nevada
Nov. 7, 1927 — Oct. 26, 2015
Ken Bailey moved to Seaside, Oregon, in 1995, where he and his wife, Nancy, operated the Guest House B&B for 12 years. He also ran Zora’s Espresso for a year until major surgery forced him to sell it. Ken was a cheerful host who became friends with many. He loved to tell a good joke, to play golf and to spend time with family. He was an active volunteer with Providence Hospital Auxiliary. He moved to Nevada in 2013.
Ken learned the value of work in the Depression, and was never out of a job until he retired at age 80. After high school graduation he enlisted in the Navy, serving the last year of World War II in the Pacific, and staying in the Reserve for several years. He attended USC on the GI Bill.
He worked primarily in the printing industry as a cross-country salesman, photographer and trainer, winning several awards. His favorite volunteer jobs were for Ronald Reagan’s first presidential campaign, and Mended Hearts of the American Heart Association.
Ken is survived by his wife of Carson City; son Michael of Bend, Oregon; daughter Karen of Key West, Florida; two grandchildren; brother Norman of Roy, Utah; and several nieces& nephews.
A chapel service was held Nov. 5 in Reno, followed by a military ceremony and burial at Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery.