Janie Bailey

Janie (Wilson) Bailey, 91, of Escondido, Calif., passed away of natural causes in Escondido (just north of San Diego) Sept. 5, 2013.
Born in a house behind the Union City Post Office (now the Post Office parking lot) Oct. 19, 1921, she was the youngest and last surviving child of Hollie and Lula (Clark) Wilson. Her departed sisters were Mary Lou Peevyhouse, Margaret Pangborn and Ida Little.
Hollie was a mail carrier in Union City for 46 years until he retired just after World War II. He began his mail career using a horse and buggy.  
Janie graduated from high school and then secretarial school before traveling to the Los Angeles area in 1941, where she met her future husband, Fred Bailey. They were married in 1942. Shortly after, Fred joined the U.S. Coast Guard and served on the icebreaker Eastwind for three years in the Greenland area. She worked as a waitress and secretary and then began helping Fred run his documentary film company in California. Fred passed away in the early 1990s after 50 years of marriage.  
Janie traveled to Union City when she could, as well as to England and Scotland, and to various places across America in a motor home with her sisters Margaret and Mary Lou. She attended the Union City Wilson-Patterson family reunion in the late 1990s with her son Stan and daughter Sheryl.  
Janie was a Cub Scout den mother and a Girl Scout leader. She and Fred lived in California. Their last home was in San Pedro near the Los Angeles Harbor. Janie lived there for 39 years and belonged to First Presbyterian Church. She moved to Escondido in 2007 to live with her son Stan and his wife.  
She loved being a mother and grandmother. This kind and loving person leaves behind her three children, Stan Bailey, Sheryl Korito and Daniel Bailey; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; her nieces, Sue Isbell of Union City and Darylee Baldwin of Bend, Ore.; and a niece and nephew in Detroit.

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