EDWARDSBURG, Mich. — Dan and Alice “Cooky” (Fair) Bailey celebrated their 50th anniversary at a reception on March 1 in Edwardsburg.
The gathering of family and friends was hosted by their children, Becky (Scott) Anson of Edwardsburg and Bobbi (Mike) Friend of Whitehall, along with their grandchildren, Benjamin and Bailey Anson and Ryan, Travis and Jessica Friend. Although the Baileys lost their son, Brett, to a tragic accident in 1992, his spirit was felt and many photos and memories of him were shared throughout the day as well.
Mr. and Mrs. Bailey were married March 1, 1964, at Bethel Evangelical United Brethren Church in Elkhart, Ind.
Mr. Bailey began his life-long career with Martin’s Super Markets in 1962. He had many different positions throughout his 47 years of employment and retired as executive vice president in 2009.
Mrs. Bailey spent her years raising their three children and serving in numerous volunteer roles within the Edwardsburg community as well as in their church home at Edwardsburg Presbyterian Church.
The Baileys recently returned from a trip to Oahu and Maui in Hawaii, where they celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.