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Rachel P Bailey

July 2, 1926 July 13, 2019
Rachel P Bailey
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Rachel P. Bailey, age 93, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Schmidt Woodland Hills in Richland Center. She was born on July 2, 1926 in Viroqua the daughter of Charles and Kate Erickson.

Rachel met the handsome Gordon M. Bailey, at her sister, Merle's wedding where Rachel was the maid of honor and Gordon was best man for his Uncle Merlin. He swept her off her feet and when Gordon returned from serving in Italy during WWII, they married on Jan. 23, 1946. They loved their early years in Muscoda farming and raising their family. After a move to Woodland Hills, CA took them away for a few years, they moved back to Muscoda where they spent the rest of their lives happy to be near so many of their family and friends.

Rachel loved working in her beautiful flower and vegetable gardens. She baked amazing pies, enjoyed canning award winning pickles and sewing. She delighted in her Tuesday card games with the Muscoda seniors, attending church and social events at the United Presbyterian Church of Muscoda and was an active member in the VFW Auxiliary.

Her greatest joys were the times spent with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and those special ones dear to her heart to whom she became "Mom" and "Grandama Rachel".

She is survived by two sons, Alan (Julie Ripley) of Cazenovia, WI and Gary of Santa Clarita, CA, daughter-in-law, Karen Hinckley of McFarland, WI, two daughters, Carolyn Orshak (Jerry Newbrough) of Holmes Beach, FL and Kathryn Hoke (Robert, Jr) of Santa Clarita, CA, 11 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.

Rachel was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Gordon and son, Dennis, one granddaughter, her brother, Ernest and a sister, Merle.

Services will be held on Friday, July 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the United Church Muscoda Presbyterian. Burial will follow in the Muscoda Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the United Church of Muscoda, Presbyterian from 9:30 until 11:00 AM. The Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family with their arrangements. Online condolences can be made at prattfuneralservice.com.


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Visitation

Friday

19

Jul

9:30 AM 7/19/2019 9:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7/19/2019 11:00:00 AM
United Church on Muscoda, Presbyterian

402 N Second St
Muscoda, WI 53573

United Church on Muscoda, Presbyterian
402 N Second St Muscoda 53573 WI
United States

Service

Friday

19

Jul

11:00 AM 7/19/2019 11:00:00 AM
United Church on Muscoda, Presbyterian

402 N Second St
Muscoda, WI 53573

United Church on Muscoda, Presbyterian
402 N Second St Muscoda 53573 WI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Muscoda Cemetery Final Resting Place

6th Street
Muscoda, WI 53573

6th Street Muscoda 53573 WI
United States
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