Delano C. "Del" Bailey, age 76, passed away June 10, 2010 at home in Twin Falls, Idaho. Born February 18, 1934 in Blackfoot, Idaho, he was the son of Metta West and Claude Bailey. He was raised in the Rupert-Burley area and graduated from Burley High School in 1952.
He met the love of his life, Ione Brower, in 1950 and they were married in Twin Falls on May 2, 1952. They were sealed to one another in the Logan Utah Temple on September 23, 1955. To this union were born three children: Loyd D., Christine, and Shurlyn.
Del was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter¬-day Saints where he served for many years as a Boy Scout leader and in many other positions including ward missionary, family history specialist, Bishop, and temple worker in the Twin Falls Temple. Two of Del's grandsons are currently serving as missionaries in the California Anaheim and West Virginia Charleston missions of the Church.
Del is survived by his wife, Ione; children, Loyd (Laura) Bailey, Christine (Bruce) Lawrence, Shurlyn (Scott) Flinders, 13 grandchildren, 2 great granddaughters; sister, Ruby (Hank) Simonis; and brother, Weston Bailey.
Del worked most of his life as a salesman. He was always busy working and was happiest when serving others. He is dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew him.
Funeral services will be held June 18, 2010 at 11:00 AM in the Twin Falls 3rd Ward Chapel, 2680 Elizabeth Blvd. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on the evening of June 17, 2010 at White Mortuary "Chapel by the Park", 136 4th Ave. E, Twin Falls and one hour prior to the funeral service at the 3rd Ward chapel on June 18th. Following the funeral interment will be at the Riverside Cemetery in Heyburn, Idaho. Please join the family in remembering Del by visiting his everlasting memorial at www.whitemortuary.com.