Beverly B. Bailey

Beverly Bayne Luce Hood Bailey, 85, was the youngest of five children born to Vivian and Eva Luce in Hoquiam, Washington on July 17, 1927. She passed away of congestive heart failure on June 21, 2013, at home, surrounded by her family. Bev was a devoted mother and a gentle soul who did not judge others.

Bev grew up in Aberdeen, Washington and graduated from Weatherwax High School. On April 27, 1946, she married Stanley Hood in Aberdeen where they raised their four daughters, Renee, Richenda, Rebecca and Roxanne Hood. After Stan’s death in 1967, Bev married Glenn M. Bailey Jr. on February 14, 1970, a widower with a daughter, Cheryl, and son, Glenn III.

Bev worked for DSHS and SSA in Aberdeen. She and Glenn were active in the Elks Club. Bev was active in Masonic Eastern Star, a member of DAR, and a Master Gardener. They retired to live in Ocean Shores for 21 years where they were charter members of the Ocean Shores Methodist Church. In 2008, they moved to Olympia.

Bev was preceded in death by her step-son, Glenn Bailey III; and her beloved husband, Glenn in January 2013. She is survived by her daughters, Renee Schrader (Walt) of Aberdeen, Wash., Richenda Richardson (Bill) of Shelton, Wash., Rebecca Sargent (Denny) of Seattle, Wash., and Roxanne Hood-Lyons (Jarlath) of Vashon, Wash.; step-daughter, Cheryl Ericksen of Vancouver, Wash.; grandchildren, Angela Beasley (Mark), Leanna Olsen (Even), Ella Richardson, Vivian and Grant Lyons and Forrest Sargent; and great-grandchildren, Brittany and Ashley Beasley and Grey Olsen.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 100 E. 2nd Street, Aberdeen, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 10, 2013. In lieu of flowers, send memorial donations to Friends of Fircrest in Shoreline, WA. Please leave memories at