Alden (Buck) Bailey (80) passed away on July 19, 2009, at his home near Moyie Springs, ID. Private Services were held.
Alden was born on August 21, 1928, in Portland, OR. He attended Oregon Tech School and studied refrigeration, which served him valuably throughout his years. In the early 1960's, he moved to Southeast Alaska and bought his first commercial salmon fishing boat. He always said the best way to catch fish is keep the gear in the water... and that he did for 45 years. Over the years, each new boat got bigger with higher tech refrigeration. He eventually switched to fishing for Albacore Tuna and had a fine 60 foot steel boat called the "NorWester". He fished the North Pacific in the winter. In between there were boat repairs and maintenance, always making time for the Idaho deer hunt and Thanksgiving. He always came with a trunk full of flash frozen, whole tuna to be canned and enjoyed by family.
He enjoyed sport fishing, hunting and trap shooting.
Buck is survived by friend and ex-wife, Leigh Bailey, of Morro Bay, CA; son, David (Mary Ann) Bailey of Moyie Springs, ID; granddaughter, Jessie (Josh) Litterell, of Moyie Springs; grandson, Greg (Kathryn) Bailey, of Portland, OR; and six great grandchildren.