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George Bailey

Posted: Friday, Jun 7th, 2013

WATSONVILLE ó George Lincoln Bailey, longtime resident of Watsonville, died on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. He was 87.

Mr. Bailey was born on Feb. 12, 1926, and left his home in Idaho at the age of 16. He claimed to be 18 in order to join the Navy during WWII. He served aboard two separate destroyers that were sunk in the Pacific, and lived to tell the tale.†He later re-enlisted to serve in Korea.†A hard-working man, after the war he worked for PG&E in the Moss Landing Power Plant for 35 years, and rose to plant foreman. He retired in 1986. Determined to complete his interrupted education, he went back to school years later to earn his diploma. He was a Grand Knight in the Knights of Columbus.† He coached little league and was involved in the 4-H for many years with his family.

Mr. Bailey is survived by his wife of 59 years, Joann Bailey; his daughter, Joan Bailey; two grandsons; daughter-in law, Ellen Bailey;†and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Bailey, in 2011.

Family and friends are invited to attend his service on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Holy Eucharist Church with burial to follow at Pajaro Valley Memorial Park. Arrangements were entrusted to Mehlís Colonial Chapel.

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