Obituary: Ron Bailey

Photo Courtesy of Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home

Former Director of Campus Security Ron Bailey, 75,  died Oct. 20 after a battle with cancer.

Bailey was born in Chicago on Dec. 9, 1941. After graduating high school in 1961, he enlisted in the United States Air Force as a member of the Air Police. Bailey served on bases in Germany, Iceland, Canada, and several bases in the U.S. including F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne.

Bailey met his wife, Linda, in Canada. They married on Nov. 15, 1977, in Cheyenne.

Bailey retired from the military in 1983. In 1990, he was employed as a security officer at LCCC. He retired in 2012 as director of Campus Security and Safety. He then served as a community service officer for the Cheyenne Police Department, where he was named Civilian Employee of the Year in 2016.

While living in Cheyenne, Bailey was actively involved in the community. He was part of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Parade Committee in 1977, named the CFD Volunteer of the Year in 1998 and became a member of the CFD Heels in 2000. Bailey was also a member of the Kiwanis Club, working events like the annual Clam Bake and the Cheyenne Greek Festival. He was a life member of the Security Police Association.

Bailey volunteered for many events at LCCC as well. President Dr. Joe Shaffer described Bailey and his wife as “wonderful supporters of LCCC.”

Bailey will be remembered for a deep love for his wife, his family and friends, his country, and his community.

Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Cheyenne Hills Church.

Surviving family include his wife, Linda; son, Roy of St. Louis; daughter, Deborah of Aurora, Colorado; sister-in-law, Sharon; grandchildren, Travis, Lauren, Josh, Jordan, Skylar and Jerod; and a great-granddaughter, Taylor. Bailey also had many friends that he considered his extended family.

Flowers and monetary donations are being accepted by Bailey’s wife, Linda, and the donations will be used for a donation of choice and to establish a memorial scholarship at LCCC in his honor, if possible.

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