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Evelyn Bailey

October 28, 1919 December 27, 2019
Evelyn Bailey
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Evelyn Bailey, 100

Evelyn passed away December 27, 2019 at The Coeur d'Alene Homes, (Garden at Orchard Ridge), in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

Evelyn was born October 28, 1919 in Hingham, Montana and was raised in a 8' x 10' tar paper shack on her family homestead near Rudyard, Montana. The homestead was located on the barren wind swept prairie of northern Montana. In those days there was no running water or electricity. The prairie had no trees so part of Evelyn's job was gather cow pies and coal which provided fuel for the stove. Water was hand carried in buckets from a neighbor's well, approximately one mile away. Times were certainly tough. After a few years the family left the homestead due to lack of water, poor crops, and taxes they could not pay. The family moved into a small rental house in Rudyard, Montana and later opened a restaurant called Dedics Café which was their last name. Evelyn met a young man, Cy Bailey who had come to Rudyard from Coeur d'Alene to work as a meat cutter at the local grocery store. The couple eventually moved to Coeur d'Alene where they opened a meat market and named it Cy's meats. The market located on the SE corner of 5th Street and Walnut Avenue contained 600 frozen food lockers. Through hard work and very long hours, the shop was successful and very well known. Cy sold the business in 1968 and retired.

Cy and Evelyn have two surviving sons, Douglas and Ken Bailey, both of Coeur d'Alene; and a daughter, Joyce Bailey Vannoy of Spokane.

Evelyn is a lifetime active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Coeur d'Alene. She has always said she has been blessed throughout her life. Hard work, perseverance, and a strong faith in God carried her through her 100 years.

A celebration of Evelyn's life will take place at 10:30 AM, January 8, 2020 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 5th and Reid Avenue in Coeur d'Alene.

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10:30 AM 1/8/2020 10:30:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church

812 N. 5th Street
Coeur d' Alene, ID 83814

Trinity Lutheran Church
812 N. 5th Street Coeur d' Alene 83814 ID
United States

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