Joan Medlock Bailey
August 27, 1932 - March 23, 2010
Joan Medlock Bailey, a beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend, died March 23, 2010, in Denver.
She was born Aug. 27, 1932, the second of four daughters to Gilbert Ray (Doug) and Cindy Medlock in a farmhouse in Stradford, Okla.
She married O.D. (Pete) Bailey on May 15, 1954, in a small ceremony in Hobbs, N.M.
The loved ones she leaves behind are daughter Letha J. O’Hearn and husband, Mike, of Aurora; and son Stephen D. Bailey and wife, Carol, of Park City, Utah.
Her grandchildren were her most prized possessions, and they include granddaughters Erin C. O’Hearn, of Parker, Lauren B. O’Hearn, of Aurora, Whitney M. Bailey, of Park City, Utah, and grandson Asa W. Bailey, of Park City, Utah. She is also survived by three sisters, La Neta Dodd, of Milburn, Okla., La Wanda Smith, of Tishomingo, Okla., and Joyce Lockwood, of Durant, Okla.; brother-in-law Bobby Dodd; and several nephews, nieces and numerous and loyal friends and members of her church.
Joan had a long and productive business career with the federal government and received numerous accreditations and promotions during her prosperous tenure.
Her love for her family had no bounds and was secondary only to her faith and love of her Lord and Savior.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Pete Bailey; parents Cindy and Doug Medlock; and mother- and father-in-law Daisy and Asa Bailey.
A funeral was held March 30, 2010, at Calvary Baptist Church. Officiating was Pastor Rod Compton, who also sang “The Old Rugged Cross,” and “When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder.”
Stacy Mathers sang “Amazing Grace” and the pianist was Roberta Charles. Interment followed at Craig Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church in care of Grant Mortuary.