Obituary: Bessie Lou (Bess) Bailey McCluer (1/25/21)

Bessie Lou (Bess) Bailey McCluer peacefully remaining her family and lots of friends with wings, early Thursday early morning, January 14th, 2021 at the age of 82. She was at property with family, soon after a 6 thirty day period battle with most cancers as a brave warrior.

Bess was born to Broadus and Quintella Bailey in San Antonio Texas on April 10th, 1938 exactly where she was the youngest of 6 siblings. She grew up in Texas attending university and graduating from Providence High University in 1956. She later on traveled the globe but was normally a proud Texan.

She achieved her daily life spouse, and soul mate James (Jim) Everett McCluer in San Antonio, Texas, the place they married on June 11th, 1957.

As a military relatives in the United States Air Drive their journey bundled assignments in Texas (4), California, Germany, and Idaho (2), where they settled in Mountain House just after their previous assignment and later retired, earning their home for daily life in Mountain Dwelling, Idaho in 1977 all the while elevating a family. One particular of their quite a few adventures and travels took them to Germany in the mid-’60s where by they traveled Europe in an aged Ford Falcon with 3 young youngsters tucked into the again seat for adventures of a life time that designed lots of memories that she reminisced, treasured, and shared with her grandchildren and close friends. Her heritage and previous had been generally shared with people she cherished as everyday living lessons to be taken as direction or just for imagined. Her non-judgmental and unconditional acceptance of just about every option made by those she liked was her present to each and every of them, but to say that her views have been solid and easily shared were being her reality and is what gave her the grace and character that so many valued and beloved about her. She was a powerful warrior that still left her a survivor in the numerous battles in her lifetime, owning many rough decisions, losses, and problems to encounter, but she never gave up and constantly moved forward to endure and wrap up people in her arms that essential that added force in their own earthly journey, remaining steadfast and proper at your aspect. The requires and assist of many others have been generally to start with for her. Bess was regarded to her grandchildren and most as Granny.

Bess’s stable rock foundation in daily life was her loved ones. To say that her family was extended is an understatement. She collected so several far more into her tribe her whole lifestyle. Her strength in enabling so lots of into her circle that she regarded as her spouse and children, achieved several resulting in a blessed life span journey of like and friendship that she shared unconditionally.

She also experienced a sturdy doing work profession commencing in 1956 that provided Woolworths (San Antonio Tx), Mountain Home AFB Youth Middle, Randolph AFB Texas Ticket and Tour Director, and then Recreation Director, MHAFB Idaho Youth Middle, Metropolis of Mountain House Idaho Parks and Recreation Director, MH New York Lifetime brokers Secretary and Sears Assortment Agent from which she retired in 2000. Through significantly of her working profession in Idaho, she was also an Superior EMT for Elmore County. It was soon after her full-time performing profession that she and Jim could finally journey and camp which was a further of her favored issues to do with their grown loved ones and grandchildren as they grew up in the place and to travel to those people dwelling far in distance but constantly shut to her coronary heart. She and Jim have been also Boy Scout Leaders and put in a lot of times camping in the hills with their troops. They have been also ready to vacation, to assistance, and show up at the things to do of the lots of clubs and corporations that she was a happy member of which include Beta Sigma Phi, MH Elks Lodge 2276 (Elkettes), American Legion Write-up 26 (Auxiliary), MH Veterans of Overseas War 5423 (spouse). Of these many groups and businesses, she participated in, she had the privilege of holding several positions of leadership to proceed its accomplishment and expansion. A person of her proudest moments outdoors her husband’s, children’s, and grandchildren’s achievements was getting named Lady Elk of the Calendar year in 2006 in the Condition Elks Business by her peers. Bess hardly ever desired validation in all that she supported but it was a great honor to be acknowledged.

Bess was a happy armed service veteran’s spouse, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and certainly, great-excellent-grandmother, that experienced her leading her “tribe” 5 generations powerful. The marriage of her daughter and grandchildren experienced her collecting them all up and contacting them “hers”.

She normally proudly boasted of her daughter, 5 grandchildren, 20 greats, and 3 wonderful-greats. What a legacy she still left powering to mourn her loss, but she still left a legacy of like, assist, and life’s classes that she showered them with. She will eternally be a aspect of their hearts and souls.

Bess is survived by her husband Jim McCluer, daughter Brenda (Larry) Fincher, Grandchildren Leann (Larry) Oletski, Michael (Samantha) Bender and Brandon (Lisa) Fincher, Melanie (Reid) Moon, and Brian Fincher and their youngsters and grandchildren, brother Monthly bill Bailey and numerous nieces and nephews and their prolonged families that are also quite a few to listing. Like we told you, Granny claimed them all no issue how and when she gathered them to her and cherished them all. We would be remiss if we did not include things like her beloved cat KiKi that was her snuggle buddy.

She was carry on in death by her moms and dads, 4 sisters Margaret, Emma Jean, Joann, and Pauline, and 3 little ones leaving her too shortly Grace Suzette, Leonard Charles, and Everett Wayne McCluer.

So this is just a little piece of Bess’s tale, but she is now resting peacefully with her toddlers as they unite. She will often be “keeping her eye out” for every single and each and every one of those she left powering. She will continue being a guiding mild, our biggest admirer, reminding us all to be our most effective achievable self and how so pretty proud she is of us all.

Donations may possibly be created in her memory to the American Legion Write-up 26 Auxiliary for a scholarship in her identify for the 2021-2022 class. Scholarships for our nearby area youth was just one of her many passions to further the schooling of regional youth.

Arrangements had been handled by Rost Funeral Residence with a private spouse and children collecting on Sunday, January 17th to be followed by cremation. She will be interred later this summer season when problems permit and when extra of her loved ones and mates have the option to gather and celebrate her lifetime and legacy.

Relaxation in Peace Stunning Mama/Granny, and know that you will for good be so extremely missed and liked.