Lucille Lillian (Ritchie) Bailey, age 85, passed away peacefully on January 31, 2013 in Bellingham. She was born on January 23, 1928 to Lillian Suzy Dick and Leonard Sion Ritchie. Lucille is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Charles Bailey, and brothers Leonard and Kenny. She is survived by her sister Margaret (Doug), and brother Robert (Marion), children; Jan (Chuck) Willis, Marie (David) Honrud, and Ron (Christine) Bailey, and numerous grandchildren.
Lucille graduated from Meridian High School and Western Washington Normal School (now WWU) with a teaching degree. She proudly taught kindergarten at Custer Elementary School for 16 years after which she retired and greatly enjoyed traveling the world with her husband, sister and friends. She was active in her church, singing in the choir and helping to start the soup and roll luncheons. She was married to Charles for 40 years and was proud of her role as wife, mother, and grandmother.
Her final resting place is Woodlawn Cemetery in Ferndale.
Farewell Tribute Information
There will be a memorial service held for Lucille on Saturday February 9, 2013 at 1:30pm at The United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. Ferndale, WA 98248. Donations Information
In lieu of flowers you may make memorial donations to United Church of Ferndale and Whatcom Hospice House, 2800 Douglas Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225.