Kenai resident Sally Bailie died peacefully at home in the arms of her loving family on Saturday, May 11, 2002.
A celebration of her life will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2002, at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Kenai. Father Richard Tero will officiate at the service.
Mrs. Bailie was born March 25, 1939, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She met and married the love of her life, Chuck Bailie, in 1960. She then earned her R.N. degree from St. Katherine School of Nursing in 1961.
Her adventure in Alaska began in 1962, when she moved with her husband and new family, first to Cordova and finally to Kenai, where she made her home until the time of her death.
Mrs. Bailie contributed to her community through service as a Kenai City Council member, United Way and Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center board member. Her love of Kenai was evident through her volunteerism in helping Kenai become an All-American City in 1992.
As a member of Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church, she sat on the parish council, sang in the choir and gave herself whenever a need arose to help others.
Her family said, "Sally Bailie was a source of strength, wisdom, forgiveness and abiding love to all who knew her, and her spiritual gifts will remain a rich legacy for her family. She rejoiced in being a wife and mother, she always knew that her family, friends, community and her faith, brought her life its true wealth. To all who knew her, she was an angel whose blessing will continue to light and guide their lives."
Mrs. Bailie is survived by her husband, Chuck; four daughters, Patti Shake and her husband, Robert; Kris Bailie, Mary Copple and her husband, Christopher, and Tracy Knowlton and her husband, Jeffrey; 14 precious grandchildren; and her brother, Patrick Toohey and sisters-in-law, Kathy and Joan.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Hospice of the Central Peninsula, 312 Tyee St. No. 3, Soldotna, AK 99669.
Arrangement were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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