Let the memory of Betty be with us forever.
  • 79 years old
  • Born on November 13, 1939 in Wisconsin, United States.
  • Passed away on March 20, 2019 in California, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Betty Bailey 79 years old , born on November 13, 1939 and passed away on March 20, 2019. We will remember her forever.

Posted by Joyce Irene Payne on 17th April 2019
Betty, Clayton and I were in the Antigo Wi High School Class of 1957. Over the years I have enjoyed both Betty's and Clayton's art work, although I did confess to Betty that I did not always understand Claytons. Betty you will be greatly missed at the class reunions. From the 80 year old's from 1957...…Rest In Peace....Joyce
Posted by Janelle Hessig on 14th April 2019
Nothing has made me feel cooler than being friends with Betty & Clayton. I was a Betty Bailey late bloomer and didn’t discover her work until they opened the Bailey Museum in 2013. Needless to say, I was smitten with her loose and funny drawings. I still chuckle whenever I think of her piece featuring Whoopi Goldberg on The View advising American women to “air it out”. Thank you for your warmth and spirit. I cherished our friendship. Sending love and deepest condolences to Clayton and the Bailey family.
Posted by M Louise Stanley on 13th April 2019
Oh Betty you will be missed. You were such good company on 3+ Art Lover's Tours. So sweet that you and my mom, Marie could collaborate on the little video of Rome our first trip together. Port Costa will not be the same without you and Clayton will miss you terribly. All your friends wish you peace and tranquility in your new home. To your family, my heart goes out to you all
Posted by Aaron Harbour on 10th April 2019
I just recently met Betty. My partner Jackie was looking through a list of past artists the institution she works at has worked with and one way or the other stumbled upon Betty's work and shared it with me and we were hooked. It was an honor to show her work and to meet her. I can say that the opening with Betty was a fantastic night - so many old friends of the Bailey's came, but also so many young artists were instantly in love with her drawings and many of them told her so. Outside she pulled me down close to say 'If people keep saying they like my work I'mma get a big head about it all' and we laughed. She will be sorely missed.
Posted by Gloria Marchant on 4th April 2019
Betty was my neighbor for decades. Roy and I were so lucky to have our homes so close, to raise our children, and share friendship with the Baileys. I'll never forget Betty's studebaker’s brakes going out as she was returning home. Suddenly, her car was sticking straight out of the big ditch out front. Totally unfazed by this, not scared in the least, she always amazed me. I'll miss her.
Posted by Tony Natsoulas on 4th April 2019
Forever ever in our hearts and memories.........
Posted by W D on 4th April 2019
Sending love to Betty, Clayton, and all Bailey friends and family. She will be missed. - Will
Posted by Craig Black on 3rd April 2019
Dear Betty, You were always so sweet to me! . Clayton was such a huge part of my life and you were always there being so kind and supportive. I will miss your sweet smile so much !! I remember my visits to Port Costa when you would be heading out the door to play tennis ! I know your beautiful spirit will shine upon Clayton and your family. Please try to shine some on me when you can !

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