Obituary: Annie Laurie Bayless (1922-2021)

Annie Laurie Bayless
April 11, 1922 – June 25, 2021

Annie Laurie (Haynes) Bayless died on Friday June 25 in Salem, Oregon, at the age of 99. She was the daughter of Frank and Violet Haynes. She had two sisters and two brothers all deceased. She is survived by son Charles E. Bayless (Katy), Salem, grandson Duane (Kristy) Bayless and granddaughter Carie (Alan) McDowell. She was preceded in death by husband Charles R. (Bud) Bayless and son Allan Bayless.

Ann was born in Kent, Oregon April 11, 1922 and remained there until 1935 when the family moved to Philomath, Oregon. She graduated as class valedictorian from Philomath High School in 1940. She was married after the start of WWII and spent time from coast to coast working and keeping up with her husband’s ship movements and dockings. After the war she remained in Philomath as a housewife and part-time bookkeeper at the family sawmill.

She remained in Philomath until 1965 when the family moved to Powell Butte and later Redmond in Central Oregon. Ten years ago she moved to Salem to be near her son and retired to Lancaster Village.

Ann lived a good simple life, she enjoyed getting together with old classmates and friends for a cup of coffee and the time to talk. She enjoyed her grandchildren and looked forward to their extended visits in the summer. Time was spent in the ’50s and ’60s in the summer at rodeos and the horse racing tracks of Oregon on most weekends.

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