Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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February 2, 2014

Betty J. (Elizabeth) Bailey

PRINCETON — Betty J. (Elizabeth) Bailey, 88, of Princeton, died Thursday, January 30, 2014 at her home. Born January 26, 1926 at Dayton, OH, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Henry J. Wallace and Betty G. Cartier Wallace.

Mrs. Bailey attended the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, majoring in piano and voice. She was employed by the Jewish War Veterans in Washington, D.C., the Riverview Nursing Home, Bette Family Planning in Philadelphia, PA and for 17 years as an Area Supervisor for the Green Thumb Program in Trenton, NJ.  She was a consultant on many boards including the Philadelphia 1776 Bi-centennial Committee, the S.E.E.D. program and was on the Board of Directors of Legal Services for the Elderly. She was a fantastic event planner, hosting many venues for politicians. She was also very accomplished at needlework and dancing.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Mohommed Sayed.

Survivors include one daughter, Joanna Lloyd and her husband Dale; one son, Robert Bailey and his wife Theresa; one brother, Wendell Wallace and his wife Marie; six grandchildren, Lenore Bailey Hodge, Robert Bailey, Robert Loeffler, Jonathan Lloyd, Brittainy Tokash and Laura Polhamus; and eleven great-grandchildren, Bailey, Olivia, Amelia, Frankie, Sophia, Andrea, Alex, Anthony (A.J.), Amy, Karen and Michael Jr.

Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton is in charge of arrangements.

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