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MASON CITY: Gloria J. Bailey, 65, of 410 7th Street N.W., died Friday, (December 1, 2006) at Mercy Medical Center North Iowa surrounded by her family. A Celebration of her Life will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday (December 5, 2006) at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue with Rev. Kenneth Gehling of Holy Family Catholic Church officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Gloria J. Bailey Memorial Fund. Gloria Jean (Jimenez) Bailey was born March 11, 1941 to John and Lupe (Martinez) Jimenez in Iowa City, Iowa. She attended Mason City Community Schools and is a 1960 graduate of Mason City High School. Gloria was united in marriage to Harvey R. Bailey on November 4, 1961 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mason City. Gloria gave birth to two sons, Anthony in 1962 and Christopher in 1966. Gloria worked at Mercy Medical Center North Iowa for over 40 years as a nursing assistant. She worked on all the floors of the hospital at one time or another, but mostly on 5 East. She was well known for the handmade decorations she made for the hospital and friends. In addition, Gloria also worked at Prairie Ridge Treatment Center for the last ten years. She dedicated her life to helping mentally ill people and people with substance abuse problems. Gloria enjoyed movies, going out to eat, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. The most important thing in Gloria?s life was her granddaughters and the time she spent with them was her most cherished moments. Gloria will be most dearly missed by her sons, Anthony Bailey and wife Sarah of Mason City, Christopher Bailey and wife Shannon of Tempe, Arizona; granddaughters, Cassidy Bailey, Amanda Bailey, and Brittany Bailey of Mason City; brothers and sisters, Margaret Levenhagen of Rockwell, Iowa, Delores McDowall and husband Mac of Mason City, John Jimenez Jr. of Peterson, Minnesota, Louise Love and husband Phil of Dubuque, Iowa, Jim Jimenez of Mason City, Ed Jimenez of Mason City, Tom Jimenez and wife Carmen of Mason City, Ralph Jimenez and wife Laura of Fort Meyers, Florida; former husband Harvey Bailey of Mason City; and many, many nieces and nephews, and lots of special friends. Gloria was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Dorothy Jimenez; brother-in-law, John Levenhagen; sister-in-law, Betty Jimenez. Arrangements are with Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory. (641)-423-0924 www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com
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