Baker City, Baker County, Oregon
Ivy A. Dailey, 87, of Baker City, died Jan. 6, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.
Her funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Gray’s West & Company Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Pastor Ed Niswender of the Calvary Baptist Church will officiate. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. A reception will be held at the Calvary Baptist Church in Baker City following the interment.
Ivy was born Oct. 10, 1915, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, to Charlie and Vira (Powers) Person. Ivy’s mother, Vira, passed away shortly after giving birth to her. Ivy’s father worked in various sawmills to provide for his family, while her aunt and sisters looked after her. She attended schools in Coeur d’Alene, Bates and Enterprise. Later in life she met Floyd Dailey. The couple fell in love and were married in 1935 in Weiser, Idaho.
After their wedding, they moved to their ranch in Keating where they raised registered Herefords until 1965. Upon their retirement from the ranch, they moved to Union, where Floyd worked for the U.S. Forest Service. In 1974, he retired from the Forest Service and he and Ivy moved to Baker City. Both Floyd and Ivy worked for the Senior Center and did janitorial work for the Calvary Baptist Church in Baker City during this time.
Ivy worked and played every bit as hard as the men. She could be found splitting posts and cutting wood right alongside Floyd. If there was ever time to spare, she might be found on the river, fishing for steelhead or maybe hunting elk or deer in the mountains. Ivy was always right there to help if anyone was in need.
She is survived by her grandson, Meb Dailey, and his wife Minajean, of Baker City; granddaughter, Tommie Rose Ashby and her husband Blaiden, of McDermitt, Nev.; daughter-in-law Tommie Rose Dailey of Baker City; sister Marion; numerous nieces, nephews, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and great-great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Floyd in 1995 and a son, Milburn, in 1986, as well as her parents, and several sisters.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Keating Rural Fire District in care of Gray’s West & Company, P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, January, 10, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor