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Memorial for Eleanor Bailey

Born in Fosston, MN on Jun. 17, 1932
Departed on Jun. 6, 2017 and resided in Corvallis, OR.
Celebration of Life: Saturday, Jul. 8, 2017
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Eleanor Bailey, 84, of Corvallis passed away Tuesday at her home in the presence of her family. Born in Fosston, Minnesota to Hjalmer and Hanna (Ledinberg) Hultberg. As a child, Eleanor moved with her family several times before settling in Oregon where she met her husband Bob. She married Robert "Bob" W. Bailey December 26th, 1950 in Stevenson, Washington. They were married for 59 years. Together, they had six children and created many memories with their family and friends.
Eleanor dedicated her life to her family and caring for others. Not wanting to leave her children, she worked tirelessly at several home businesses, caring for children, catering and cake decorating often at the same time. In addition to caring for children in her home she was a beloved surrogate mother to many. She delighted in spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She spent many hours planning and preparing special surprises and magical experiences.
Eleanor's doors were always open and there was always room at her table. She was a talented cook. Her cooking, especially cookies were desired and enjoyed by many. Eleanor also had a keen eye for designing and decorating, she could make any home beautiful and was an amazing gardener. She won awards for her cooking, flowers and was especially proud of her Christmas lighting.
Eleanor's energy and passion was a force to be reckoned with. She had incredible inner strength and perseverance which enabled her to overcome many obstacles throughout her life. She loved to laugh and especially loved elaborate practical jokes, both receiving and participating in them. She was amazingly quick witted through the last hours of her life.
Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents, Hjalmar & Hanna Hultberg, her husband Bob, daughter, Sandra Bailey, brothers Delmar "Bud" Hultberg, Ruben Hultberg, Hjalmar Hultberg, Sister, Irene Anderson, Sister-in-laws, Gladys Hultberg & Betty Hultberg, Grandchildren Cassie Jo Robinson and Joseph Castro.

She is survived by son Robert "Bob" Bailey of Corvallis; daughters Diane Stuart (Ross) and Sharon Robinson (Steve) of Albany, Debi Bailey of Corvallis, and Denise Browning of Philomath; brothers Milton Hultberg (Carolyn) of Powell Butte, Oregon and Leroy Hultberg (Judy) of Corvallis; sisters Viola Eppink and Grace Delk (Ed) of Corvallis, and Shirley Brown (Wayne) of McKinney, Texas; grandchildren Jason Bailey (Deyna), Melissa Ewton (Marcus), Amanda Samuel (Chris), Terrah Hansen (Marcus), Chelle Griffin (Larry), Tina Stuart Gutierrez (Ezequiel), Steven Robinson (Tonya Jo), Kimberly Robinson (Jeremy Nutter), Christina Enoka (Maro), Shawnee Boyce (Mike), Zachery Rickard (Jennifer), Bree Aguilar, and Emily Browning; 24 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made through Fisher Funeral Home to St. Jude's Children's Foundation, Shriner's Children's Hospital, or Linn Benton Food Share.


A celebration of life remembrance will be held at 1:00 p.m., July 8, 2017 at North Albany Park, Albany, Oregon. Please dress casually.
  

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