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Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Juanita Mae Bailey
February 4, 1924 - April 4, 2018

Place of Birth: Pasco, Washington
Residence: Sidney, Montana
Age: 94

Juanita Mae Bailey was born on February 4, 1924, to Harold and Willa Odessa (Simmons) Shaw in Pasco, WA. She passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at the age of 94, at the Sidney Health Center Extended. Her father died when she was young and her mother when she was 10. Her brothers raised her and then she moved to Butte with Pauline, her sister. She met Leonard Shea there and was married in Anaconda, MT on October 1, 1941. To that union two daughters were born, Susan and Lynne. They lived in Walkerville except when she went down south when Leonard was in the service. Leonard died in 1966. A year later she married Ray Bailey in Texas. They lived in Walkerville and then moved to the flats. She always believed Butte was her home. She worked at Fred and Millies, and sewed for the cleaners and the penitentiary in Deer Lodge. She made dance costumes, wedding dresses, curtains and everything everyone wanted sewed. She loved to fish with family or Dorothy. She was really good at it! She would sit for hours waiting for a fish, and was good at catching them, even when she was older. She had 22 surgeries, 3 of them cancer, and was a survivor. Broke her heart when she had to move here, but like I said she was a survivor. She loved the kids coming to her little apartment which she really liked. She moved to extended care 8 years ago. She lived a long hard life. She was a mom, grandma, great grandma, and great great grandma.
After spending the last month with you sometimes day and night I realized how much I loved my Mother. You fought hard and lost. I will always love you Mama. Love you to the moon and back.
She is survived by: her two daughters, Sue Kortes, Sidney, MT and Lynne (Mike) Buie, Tacoma, WA; her younger sister, Edith Baker; five grandkids, Lenny Kortes, Melanie (Rodney) Hurley, Bryon Buie, Justin (Shannon) Buie and Lacey (Nick), Buie-Delaney; 18 great grandchildren, Blayne (Loren) Kortes, Raymond (Stephanie) Kortes, Ty (Katie) Hurley, Cassandra Kortes, Brady Kortes, Timothy (Alyx) Hurley, Trisha (Ike) Hill, Torrie Hurley, Addison Kortes, Ashton Delaney, Gabrielle Buie, Laine Delaney, Branden Buie, Conner Buie, Teagen Delaney, Quin Buie, Tierney Delaney, and Paige Buie; six great great grandchildren, Braylon Kortes, Zaelee Kortes, Brody Kortes, Aaliyah Hill, Zurie Kortes and Kolt Hurley.
She was preceded in death by: her two husbands, Leonard Shea and Ray Bailey; four brothers, Henry Shaw, Roy Shaw, Harold "Bugs" Shaw and Claude Shaw; two sisters, Frankie Shaw and Louella O'Della; two grandchildren, Christopher Kortes and Richard Kortes.

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Kristy ranch (Sidney, Mt)
Apr 7, 2018
I am so sorry to hear about your mom she always tell that story about my first day in home rip love you kr
Linda Hernandez (Sidney)
Apr 8, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Your mom had such a beautiful smile and sense of humor. She loved her Pepsi, even at the age of 94! She loved her children and was so proud of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. RIP Juanita for a long lived life on earth. May God give all of you peace as you mourn your beautiful mother and grandma.
Crystal Stai (Sidney, MT)
Apr 8, 2018
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you during your time of sorrow.
Marilyn Leastman Halvorson (Sidney, MT)
Apr 8, 2018
Sue and family...may you feel God's comforting arms around you and rest in the many happy memories that you have, to get you through this new chapter in your book of life. Love you. Marilyn
Donna and Mateya Coffman (St.Ignatius, MT)
Apr 9, 2018
So sorry for your loss Neats was such a special lady. Mateya loved her with all of her heart and ECF will never be the same without having Neats there.
Nicki Ziler (Sidney)
Apr 11, 2018
Sue, my thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family during this time of grief. Neats was such a wonderful lady and I really enjoyed getting to know her when I worked at Extended Care. May she rest in peace.
Chuck Richards (Butte, Montana)
Apr 11, 2018
Sue and Lynne so sorry to hear about your mother. She was always so kind to the the Richards clan. God Bless ....Chuck
Leanne (Neena) Shea Anderson (Indianapolis, Indiana)
Apr 11, 2018
Sue and Lynn, so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. I remember many visits to your house. I always enjoyed visiting with your Mom.
Neena Shea Anderson
Alice Rasmussen (Sidney, Montana)
Apr 12, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. She was quite a lady, always had a smile and a care for those who were around her. May your memories comfort you.
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