Grace Bailey

January 22, 2013 • Obituaries


Memorial services are scheduled for 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Ballard Chapel, for Grace Bailey, 63, who passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at her home. Eugene De Los Santos will be [auth] officiating.

Grace was born Feb. 22, 1949, in Mexico, to Pete Ibarra and Maria Puqa Ibarra. She was preceded in death by her daughter Susan Elizabeth Ibarra.

Surviving her are her parents Pete Ibarra and Maria Ibarra; sons, Mark L. Bailey Jr., of Roswell, Luther Eric Bailey, of Roswell, and Pete C. Bailey, of Roswell; brothers, Tony and wife Suzy Ibarra, of Lemon Grove, Calif., and John and wife Angela Ibarra, of Roswell; sisters, Mary Montano, of Roswell, Yolanda and husband Harold Chavez, of Roswell, and Monica and husband Emmitt Hatch, of Artesia; grandchildren, Eric Bailey Jr., Destiny Bailey, Brianna Bailey, Desiree Bailey and Tina Valdez; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Also surviving is ex-husband Mark L. Bailey Sr.

Grace graduated Robert H. Goddard High on May 13, 1969. She was well known for her many years in the banking industry, and was also an incredible gardener. She was loved by many and touched many other lives. She was also abundantly loved by her family.

“Our Beloved Grace”
How do we begin to express how we feel, when the pain that we feel is all too real, where there’s truth to be told, that God takes his best, he’s called you home to get your rest, he saw you were weary and your body was weak, so he called out your name, and said ‘Grace come to me.’ Your hurt, and your pain has all gone away, give glory to God, for you see a new day, for I am renewed, and have been set free. So laugh and love for this is my wish, remember me always, with a hug and a kiss.

We love you today, tomorrow, and always.

“Our beloved Grace”
Forever and Always
Your niece,
Bernadette Castrillo

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at

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