Elsie Rose Dailey - age: 89
(March 18, 1924 to October 21, 2013
Visitation will be held on Monday, Octover 28, 2013 from 2:00 to 6:00 PM at the Chapel. Graveside services will be held at Exeter District Cemetery on Tuesday October 29, 2013 at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests donations to be given to the Farmersville Free Will Baptist Church, 239 South Dode Avenue, Farmersville, CA 93223, attention Sunday School Program in her honor.
Elsie Rose Dailey-Bailey, 89, died October 21, 2013. She passed in her sleep peacefully, surrounded by her family. She was born March 18, 1924 in Kentucky and moved to California in 1945 but never lost her delightful southern accent. She was an active member of her community, writing for the local newspaper, heading up the Farmersville PTA as well as volunteering as Sunday school teacher and school room-mother. She loved children and had always wanted to teach and mentor them. She was a foster parent for Tulare County for 13 years, and was instrumental in making a difference in the lives of many children.
She was preceded in death by her first husband of 39 years Truman E. Bailey who passed in 1982 and with whom she ran a successful walnut nursery and ranch in rural Tulare County. Her second husband and beloved Eugene Bowman passed in 1998. Their marriage of 12 years was filled with many joyful times of traveling, dancing, and appreciating life. Additionally, a daughter, Brenda Morales passed away in 2009.
She is survived by her four daughters, Faye Bishop of Visalia, Rebecca O’Bar of Bakersfield, Wendi Willis of Exeter, and Michelle Kerr of Visalia, as well as her brother Ronald DuPree of Oregon. Additionally she is remembered as Grammy by eight grandchildren: Kimberley Bishop; Michail, Katie, & Hannah Willis; Benjamin, Cody, Sarah, and Ethan Patterson; and two great-grandchildren: Lindsey Bishop and Madilyn Willis.