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Patricia “Kathy” Bailey, August 17, 1949~April 14, 2015

Bailey, Kathy for ObitPatricia “Kathy” Bailey, 65, of Winslow died Tuesday, April 14, 2015 in Winslow.  She was born August 17, 1949 in Oxnard, CA. to Roy and Edna Dutton Swanson.

She was preceded in death by her father.

She was a long-time active member of Black Oak Church of Christ.  Previously employed at Campbell Soup, part-time at J.C. Penney and part-time at Eichler Williams Insurance Company.  She was a member of the Prairie Grove Riding Club.  She had many hobbies, her last being “Cathy’s Chickens”.  She was affectionately called “memaw” by her grandkids and “Kathy” by family and friends.

Kathy is survived by her husband, Jerry Bailey of the home; her mother, Edna Swanson of Springdale; sister, Barbara Clark and husband, Jim of Canyon, TX.; her children, Pam Hutchens and husband, Troy of Summers; John Bailey of Fayetteville; Gwyn Gregory and husband, Rick of Winslow; and David Bailey and wife, Lavon of Winslow; ten grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren, with one on the way.

Graveside services will be at Brentwood Cemetery at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 18, 2015 with Darren Vaughn officiating under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 P.M. on Friday, April 17, 2015 at Beard’s Chapel.

The family would like to thank Circle of Life Hospice for their care of Kathy.

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    Peggy Baker » 15. Apr, 2015

    Sometimes there are no perfect words, only thoughtful silences that whisper softly of caring. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Wishing you strength and God’s comfort at this difficult time. (BETH”S Mother-in-law)

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    Marty Burggraf » 16. Apr, 2015

    I worked with Kathy on the Winslow Walter project. She was an inspiration and a tireless worker and a wonderful person. I am very sorry for your loss–

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    jane miller » 16. Apr, 2015

    We have kept Kathy and family in our prayers during these trying times. I am glad her suffering is over and she is at peace now. Hope you all can think of all the positive things about her and not be sad. I know you will miss her and so will I. God bless you.

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    Gayle Green » 16. Apr, 2015

    My thoughts and prayers are with all the family. Her beautiful smile will be everlasting

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    Vicky Clark Strange » 17. Apr, 2015

    I was Kathy’s neighbor when we were teenagers living on Apple Blossom Road. We rode horses, and I still remember Kathy’s pinto mare, Aphrodite. We shared some good times also at the U of A and spent a lot of time listening to a local rock n roll band. We lost touch after college, but I have thought of her many times throughout the years and wished we could re-connect. She was always so genuine and caring, I am so sorry to know that I will not see her again in this life. May her family take comfort in knowing she made such a lasting impression and is remembered with deep affection, even after nearly 50 years.

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    Angie Plumb » 01. Dec, 2015

    I was thinking about Kathy today when I came across her obit here…she was my egg lady and ultimately my friend. I met Kathy at HBPC when her Dad was one of our patients. She was so upbeat and nice that you couldn’t help add her to your friend list. I remember when she was diagnosed. Even with that going on she was worried about her family and friends around her. Especially what would happen with her mom. I missed seeing her every week to deliver eggs. Kept up with talking to her occasionally but hadn’t been able to recently. Our family was hit with cancer this year too. I am so sorry for your loss. She was a great lady and will be missed.