Helen E. Bailey, 52, of Cape Coral, formerly of Chicago, peacefully left this earth with her husband by her side, at home, Thursday, June 5, 2014, in Cape Coral. She was born March 23, 1962, in Biloxi, Miss.
She began her career as a dental tech in the United States Navy. She met her husband Bill during that time. They chose to make Chicago their home, until their recent retirement. As a devoted mother, she was an active Girl Scout leader, an involved parent at Queen of Martyrs and participated in many other activities involving her daughters. While the girls were in elementary school, she attended Prairie State University where she graduated magna cum laude with a degree in dental hygiene. As a RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist), she was able to plan her schedule around her children. Micki and Lorena always came first.
Helen and Bill enjoyed their involvement in the motorcycle community, and were active in Abate of Illinois and HOG. She was a proud member of the American Legion Post 0991 (Worth, Ill.). She never knew a stranger. She is missed by all who knew her.
Mrs. Bailey is survived by her devoted husband of 28 years, William "Bill" Bailey; her mother, Lois Snowden (George) of Gainesville, Fla.; her two children, Christine "Micki" Bailey and Lorena "Lori" Bailey; her sisters, Lorena Dugan (David) of Melbourne, Fla.; Alberta L'Huillier of Thomaston, Ga.; and her brother, Robert Alexander Mitchell III (Theresa) of Rockledge, Fla. In addition, Jack (Kathy) Bailey, Donna Bailey, Kevin (Sue) Bailey, Carol (Wally) Goodyear, Dave (Mary Jo) Bailey and Tim (Kathy) Bailey. She was blessed with the love of many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and long-time friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Alberta Mitchell; father ,Robert A. Mitchell Jr.; her brother-in-law, William "Bill" L'Huillier; father-in-law, John F. Bailey; and mother-in-law, Louise Bailey.
Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at www.MullinsMemorial.com.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.