Murel Geraline Bailey

bailey - m webFeb 1934 – Sept 2013

Murel Geraline Bailey passed away September 1, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Stedham, OK on February 3, 1934 to Samuel and Vina Cunningham. She came to California as a teenager and married William Henry Bailey in 1956. They raised six children and started Bailey’s Plastering in Turlock, CA. Geri held various jobs within the company including Gopher, Flunkie and Lunch Lady.

She leaves behind six children: Patsy Jenkins of Greer, SC, Billie Olivera of Turlock, Matthew Bailey and Mary Bailey of Denair, Mark Bailey of Austin and Luke Bailey of Ceres. She also leaves behind 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Geri’s children knew their mom as someone with deep wisdom and as a very hard worker. She instilled hard work and good values in her children and like a gift from God she was always there for her family. Geri enjoyed playing penny slot machines. She collected and repaired broken antiques and enjoyed rummaging at yard sales. She had the ultimate green thumb and loved to “borrow” snips of plants to transplant into her own garden. Mom will truly be missed.

There will be a memorial service on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at 1:00p.m. at her son Matt Bailey’s home in Denair. For more information email

Memorial service on Sat., Sept. 14, 2013 at 1:00p.m. at her son Matt Bailey’s home in Denair

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