Seth Roderick Bailey


Seth Roderick Bailey, 17 December 1914

BANCROFT – Seth Roderick Bailey, 88, of Bancroft, passed away February 3, 2003 at the Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.

He was born December 17, 1914 at Arbon, ID, the son of Parley Hawkins and Mary Jane Roderick Bailey.

He married Doris Edna Webber on June 24, 1936 at West Jordan, UT. Doris passed away March 5, 1985. Seth married Madge Zoellne on May 18, 1985 at Soda Springs, ID.

He had lived at Arbon, Malad, Richmond, UT, Rupert, ID, then Heyburn, ID where he was educated and graduated from the eighth grade. He moved to Bancroft in 195(?) where he had since resided.

Seth was an active member of he Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he held many positions, including financial clerk for several years. He and his wife, Madge served as ordinance workers in the Logan, Utah Temple for two years.

Seth was a member of the Bancroft Lions Club for many years, managed Call Bros. Grain Elevators in Bancroft for many years. He was a postmaster in Bancroft from 19(?) until his retirement.

Seth enjoyed his family and especially loved it when his great grandchildren would come to visit.

He is survived by two sons and two daughters, Lynn and Clare Bailey, Salt lake City, UT; Kay and Diane Bailey, Bancroft, ID; Carole Ann and Jim Willmore, St. Anthony, ID; Darlene and Keith Clegg, Soda Springs, ID; also three stepchildren, Valerie and Gerald Ackerman, Bancroft, ID; Maureen and Robert Rasmussen, Magrath, Alberta, Canada and Malcolm and Marion Wilkinson, Ramsgate, England. He is also survived by 21 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren, and many step grandchildren and step great grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers and two sisters, William Ray Bailey, Norman Bailey, Keith Bailey, Mary Wilcox and Wanda Stimpson, all of Heyburn, ID.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters, and a son-in-law.

Funeral services will be conducted February 7 at the Bancroft LDS Chapel. Services are under the direction of the Sims Funeral Home.

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