ELSIE MAE BAILEY VICTORIA - Elsie Mae Bailey was born April 21, 1926 in Corpus Christi, Texas, the daughter of Gale Glenn and Gertrude Elizabeth (Anderson) Baber and passed from this earth on July 12, 2020. She was baptized with her children at Gethsemane Lutheran Church. Her mother passed away Jan. 8th 1929 and she and her sister were raised by family members until she married John E. Anderson, in Austin in 1943. They were blessed by their "Sweet Six" children. She divorced and later married Paul D. Bailey, whom adopted her children and raised them in Point Comfort, TX. Elsie was a member of VFW Auxiliary Post 4403 where she served as Auxiliary President and Historian. She worked as a display artist and owned her own shop, Arts & things. She divorced and moved from Long Mott, TX to Dallas and Austin. For the last four years she has made Victoria, TX her home at Twin Pines Rehab and Nursing. She is survived by 5 of her "Sweet Six", Rita Walsh, Nancy Priest, Wanda Pearson, (Dean), John Bailey, Donna Younger (William); many grandchildren, great-grandchildren; nephews/nieces and great nephews/nieces. She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Morris Bailey; grandson, Dale Pearson; sister, Patricia Thompson. Graveside services will be held in Georgetown on Friday, July 17, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. at the Historical Swedish Cemetery, now known as St. John's United Methodist Cemetery. Arrangements by Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown, TX 78628 (512)863-2564.

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Danny Fowler

Through my friend, Morris Bailey, I had the pleasure of meeting Elsie in Austin and at her home. She was a delightful, unique and loving person with a strong artistic sensibility. During a visit to Austin, Elsie and Morris and friends made our way from the still developing entertainment district around 6th Street and headed to Congress Avenue. As I recall we had visited Rita's Cantina. On reaching Congress Avenue Elsie took off her sandals and remarked how shocked some might be at her being "barefoot on Congress Avenue.". That comment has always stayed with me as has my memory of her and her son, Morris. Unique, artistic, loving and free spirited. My deepest sympathy to the family. Danny Fowler Austin Texas

Rebecca Frasier

I was so sad to hear about Mrs. Bailey's passing. She was such a huge part of my childhood, always kind and laughing at all of us kids when we were goofing around. I'm so sorry for all of her family, but I believe she's with Morrie now. They have lots of catching up to do. Love, Becky Frasier

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