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Norman Roderick Bailey

Mar. 14, 1921 - Jan. 2, 2018

Date of Service: Jan. 12, 2018

Norman Roderick Bailey 96, a long- time resident of Heyburn, Idaho passed away January 2, 2018 in the Park View Care center in Burley, from natural causes incident to age.

He was born March 14, 1921, to Parley Hawkins Bailey and Mary Jane Roderick in Richmond, Utah. They moved to the Magic Valley in 1923 and made permanent residence south of Rupert on a small farm where Norman was reared. He attended Hopewell Elementary School, Heyburn High School for one year, and graduated from Rupert High School in 1939.

He met and married Letta Mae Speer February 11, 1942, in the Logan, Utah Temple. He built a home and outbuilding on a small farm south of Rupert where he and Letta reared their six children.

Laboring with his hands in various occupations, he worked at the Pet Milk Plant for 14 years until it closed in 1965. He then took a job with J.R. Simplot Company until his retirement in 1979.

He quietly served others, never seeking recognition or praise. He lovingly cared for his aged parents as well as Letta’s parents.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Letta, his sons Kent and Chad, his parents, and siblings Edith Handy, Charles, Ann Gerratt, Seth, Ray, Keith and Mary Wilcox. He is survived by his youngest sister, Wanda Stimpson, and his children Ronald (Mary), Vaughn (Joni), Renae Neilson (Mark) and Gina, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday January 12, 2018 at the Heyburn LDS 2nd ward building. Viewing for family and friends will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday January 11, 2018 at the Mortuary. Services will conclude with burial in the Riverside Cemetery under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.

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