Sunday, January 24, 2010

Greg Blaine Bailey 1948-2009

BHS Class of '66 mourns the loss of classmate, Greg Bailey.

Greg Blaine Bailey passed away on Dec. 24, 2009 in Ukiah, Ca. Greg was born Sept. 9th 1948 in Logan, Utah. He was a member of the Mormon Church and moved with his family to Burbank, Ca in his early childhood. He graduated high school in Burbank and was enrolled in an Art institute. His great talent and passion led him to a career in commercial and professional art. He was especially talented in portraits and landscape. After his service in the U.S. Army, he moved to San Luis Obispo where he pursued his profession in art and later in his life moved to Ukiah and continued his passion in arts.

Greg leaves behind his mother Ora Bailey of Ukiah, his brother Steven Bailey of Salem NC, and his sister Bev and her husband Rodney Henkel and their two sons Arlen and Cory of Redwood Valley. He was proceeded in death by his father, Steven Bailey. He was married and had three daughters, Ginger, Cindy and Lilly.

One of Greg's fondest childhood memories was visiting his grandpa Noah in Richmond, Utah and helping with farm chores; he especially enjoyed driving the tractor. Greg also loved to visit his Aunt Irene in Richmond. Greg will be dearly missed by family and friends.

Ukaiah Daily Journal


  1. Note from Ed Haywood:

    Greg and I were really close friends in High school. A kind and gentle soul even then. He introduced me to Vincent van Gogh and showed me a side of life I never knew. We traveled to Utah together and survived a car crash out there that totaled a VW van. Long before seat-belts, we got trashed about but we were so lucky to walk away from that. My heart goes out to his family. I haven't heard from him since 1967 or 68 . Part of the reason I have joined any of these "high-school" groups was to try to track him down again. I'm in shock . If his family would like to contact me my email is

    ed haywood

  2. Greg and I use to surf together at Sunset Beach. I have fond memories of our days growing up in Burbank. One can choose to be sad he has passed, or happy to have to have known such a great guy.

    I choose to be happy that I got to know him..........

    Guy Gingell "66