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D. Joanne Bailey


LAKE GOGEBIC, Mich. – D. Joanne Bailey, 84, a longtime resident of Lake Gogebic, passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at her home.

Joanne was born on Nov. 25, 1929, in Dexter, a daughter of Thomas William and Viretta Grace (Austin) Bell. She attended Roosevelt High School in Dexter and graduated in 1948.

On March 26, 1949, Joanne was united in marriage to Laverne Junior "Pete" Bailey in Dexter.

While living downstate, she was employed as a typist for a litho printing firm in Ann Arbor.

In 1972, Joanne, her husband and their two sons moved to the Lake Gogebic area, where they owned and operated Bailey's Rustic Resort until 1992.

Her hobbies included playing cards, doing word puzzles and fishing.

Joanne will be greatly missed by all and her memory will never be lost to those who were lucky enough to know her.

Joanne is survived by her husband, Pete; two sons, Douglas, Lake Gogebic, and Gary, Lenexa, Kan .; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers; and three sisters.

At Joanne's request, there will be no formal services held.

Arrangements are under the direction of Lakeside Memorial Chapel, Wakefield, Jerald Rocco, owner-manager. Condolences may be expressed online at


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