Published in Contra
Costa Times on February 27, 2010
Wesley Bailey 1920
Resident of Alamo Wes passed peacefully at home on February 22nd, surrounded
by loved ones, following a long illness.
Wes was born in Logan, Utah, and moved to the Bay Area in 1937 on a baseball
scholarship to Saint Mary's College.
He married Delone Petersen, of Hyrum, Utah in 1943 and they were married
67 years at the time of his passing. Wes would go on to play baseball
professionally at the AAA level, including stints with the Oakland Oaks
and the San Francisco Seals.
He was an Air Force veteran, and founding partner of McBail Co. (with
E.J. McGah) and Bailey Dutton Homes. He had a wonderful life with Delone
and their family. Family was always the most important thing to Wes, and
he is loved and missed by a large extended family.
He is survived by his wife Delone; son Stephen Bailey and daughter-in-law
Vicki Bailey; daughter Rebecca Dutton and son-in-law Craig Dutton; granddaughters
Heather Bailey (John Strassburger), Laurel Bailey, Holly Bailey, Cami
Dutton, Nicole O'Neil (Chris), and Whitney Stodtmeister (Ryan); and great-grandchildren
Isabel Delone O'Neil, and Wesley Paul Strassburger.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 at The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter Day Saints on Stone Valley Road in Alamo on Wednesday, March
In lieu of flowers donations be made to the American Cancer Society and
the National Parkinson Foundation.