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Mark Bailey

Cedar Rapids

G. Mark Bailey, 70, of Edmonds, Wash., formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Friday, July 19, 2019.
Mark Bailey was born March 14, 1949, the oldest son of Thell and Sarah Bailey in Muscatine, where he grew up with three younger brothers. The four brothers attended local schools. Mark graduated high school in 1967, after which he graduated from Brigham Young University. Following two years of undergrad work, Mark served the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for almost two full years as a missionary in Taiwan. Following his missionary service, Mark returned and re-enrolled in BYU, graduating in 1974.
In 1972, Mark married Mona Hammond. Their family started to grow almost immediately and eventually included seven children, raised almost completely in Cedar Rapids. Members of the family now include children and grandchildren in different cities and states. Mark lived in the Seattle area before passing because of cirrhosis of the liver. He will be missed.
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