Luisa C. Bailey Obituary – The Arizona Republic

Luisa C. Bailey

Glendale – Luisa C. Bailey, of Glendale, AZ passed away peacefully of this life on January 11, 2022. She was born in San Benito, TX to the late Emilio Castillo and the late Aurora S. Castillo. Inherited to the Treasurer in her memory are her loving husband of 66 years, Harry H. Bailey, retired USAF Chief Master Sergeant, and her children, Mark (Janice) Bailey, Stuart (Melissa) Bailey and Brenda (Shane ) Anderson, and 6 grandchildren, Megan (Todd) Rowe Bailey, Sean Bailey, Kristin Bailey, Kaitlin Bailey, Nicholas Anderson, Charles Anderson and one great-grandchild, Maverick Rowe. The surviving siblings are Ysidro Castillo, Victoria, TX; Vidal Castillo, Indianapolis, IN; Inez (Alfredo) Gomez, Plainfield, IL; Noemi Tamayo, San Benito, TX; David (Maria Eugenia) Castillo, Tyler, Texas. Her interest in journalism began in high school where she was part of the newspaper team. She got involved in many activities. Journalist of the Greyhound Growls, Secretary-Treasurer of the Occupation Club, Journalist of the Commercial Club, member of the A Cappella Choir and Girls’ Choir, National Honor Society, captain of intramural volleyball. Best Journalism Student Award. Graduating sixth in her class of 1951 with an Elks Club scholarship, she attended Texas Southmost College focusing on business. She earned an associate’s degree in general studies, with honors, from Phoenix College and attended Arizona State University as a communications major. Luisa retired in 1988 after 33 years as a USAF Civil Service employee and 3 years as Deputy Chief of Public Affairs at Luke AFB, AZ. As a military spouse, she lived in Texas, Virginia, Arizona, Florida, a total of 6 years in the Philippines, Missouri, California, Maryland and back in Arizona. Also traveled to the Far East and Europe for pleasure. The celebration of his life will be held at the Little White Chapel at Luke AFB at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday January 15, 2022, followed by a reception at the Main Base Chapel. Date of interment at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona on Cave Creek, to be determined.

Posted on January 14, 2022

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