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Arlene Bailey

Arlene Bailey, age 73, of Carrington, ND, died July 7, 2017, at her home, in the care of her family and Hospice.

Arlene Inez Hanson was born December 22, 1943, in Velva, ND, the daughter of Orville and Inez (Smith) Hanson. She was raised in Turtle Lake, ND, and graduated in 1963. After high school, she worked at various jobs, including the hospital in Turtle Lake.

Arlene was united in marriage to Robert Boyd Bailey on April 3, 1965, in Turtle Lake, ND. Robert worked for the railroad. They adopted their daughter Marilyn in 1973, and adopted their son Tom in 1978. They moved to Goodrich, ND, and later to Carrington where Arlene worked for Golden Acres and The Meals on Wheels Program until her retirement.

She loved spending time with her family.  Her grandchildren held a special place in her heart. Arlene enjoyed bowling, crocheting, nålbinding, woodworking and crossword puzzles.

Arlene was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington.

She is survived by her husband Robert, Carrington; daughter Marilyn (Dean) McMurray, Fargo; son Tom, Carrington; her biggest enjoyment - her grandchildren: Bailey and Wyatt McMurray, Sydney, Cayden and Kylee Bailey; her sister Edith (Jim) White, Wilton, ND; a sister-in-law Sally Hanson, Bismarck; a brother-in-law David D. Dockter, Mandan, ND; and many nieces and nephews.

Arlene was preceded in death by her parents; a brother Karl Hanson; and a sister Louise Dockter


Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington, ND

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 10:00AM


North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, ND, Tuesday at 3PM

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Name: Nancy Schneider

Date: July 25, 2017

Message: Arlene was a cheerful, kind and friendly lady I met at rug group at the church. She was encouraging, hopeful and always pleasant. I enjoyed the casual conversations we'd have as we worked together on our projects. My sympathy to her family.


Name: Lew D. Boyko

Date: 07-11-2017

Message: I called Arlene a few weeks back and had a wonderful conversation with her. We talked about her issues and agreed that it would all turn out for the okay. I just spoke with Roger K. and he told me that Arlene had passed away. I found it hard to believe after just talking with her. As a High School class mate, I remember her laugh most of all and great spirit.


I offer my condolences to all her family.


Name: Jo Lysne

Date: July 10

Message: So sorry for your loss.  I don't remember a time that she wouldn't acknowledge you either with a smile, hello or a wave.  I hope you find peace in all the good memories you must have.


Name: Vergel & Pat Voth

Date: 7/9/17

Message: We will miss you so much God bless



Name: Lois Schock

Date: 7-09-17

Message: Sending prayers to your family on the loss of one special lady. She will certainly be missed.



Name: Janette Ryan

Date: 7/8/17

Message: Arlene will be missed by so many. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.


Name: Valerie Messmer

Date: 7/8/17

Message: Uncle Bob, Marilyn, Dean, Tom and grandkids: Aunt Arlene was such an awesome lady. I can hear her laugh as I type this. She was a woman full of spunk and always had a way of finding the silver lining. I will miss her so very much. Sending lots of love, hugs and comfort to you all.


Valerie Messmer



Name: Russ Christiansen

Date: 7-7-2017

Message: Bob and family,  My sympathy to all of you.  I will remember Arlene always with a smile and a joyful greeting.  She was a great lady who touched a lot of people.

Pastor Russ


Name: Joy Coulter

Date: 07/07/2017

Message: I will always remember you as one of the coffee ladies at The Garden Gate. I will miss hearing you say,  "Good Morning Joy" and tell me about your walks you were on or how your morning was.

With Love,  Joy Coulter



Name: Janet Cavett

Date: 07/07/2017

Message: Distances are Not a Matter, When The Memories are Sweet. Special People are Never Forgotten, Because They Remain in Heart Beats love you Cousin Britt, Janet & Entire Cavett Family.


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