Adelaide Bailey

Adelaide Bailey

October 19, 1919 - July 25, 2010

Adelaide (Zweifel) Bailey died on July 25, 2010. She was born Oct. 19, 1919, on the Zweifel family farm near Summerville, Ore., to Joseph E. Zweifel and Lily (Conrad) Zweifel. She graduated from La Grande High School in 1937 and attended the University of Oregon and Eastern Oregon College, where she received a bachelor’s degree in education.
In the mid 1940s she had a daily radio program on KODL (The Dalles) using the pseudonym of Pamela Bailey, but she spent most of her working life as a teacher. She taught in Oregon public schools for 30 years; most of them in the first grade at Chenoweth Primary School.
After her retirement she lived in Salem for several years and spent three years working as a housemother at Oregon State University. She moved to Down Manor in Hood River in 1996 and to Brookside Manor in 2005.
She enjoyed bridge, playing the piano, writing, word games, knitting and reading. She had been a member of Beta Sigma Phi and Delta Kappa Gamma, a teacher’s honorary.
She is survived by her three daughters: Regan Olson, of Sun River, Ore., Carolyn (Doug) Morrison, of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Ellen (Paul) Harshbarger, of Hood River; two granddaughters: Novayen Olson, of Sun River, and Aryana (Frank) Amodio, of Nashville, Tenn.; and one nephew, James Garity, of Cove, Ore.
Lord, I had a burden,
It was such a heavy pack,
But I prayed for strength
And it was lighter on
my back.
Lord, I had a sorrow,
Oh, how the tears did flow,
But I knelt in prayer to you
And I felt my sorrow go.
Lord, I had a hate,
A fierce burning thing,
But you of love gave help
And I felt no more its sting.
Lord, so you’ve helped me
Through arduous days
and years,
Strong hands to guide,
yet gentle,
To brush away the tears.
—Written by Adelaide Zweifel Bailey

Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit to leave a note of condolence for family.


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