E.J. Muyres-Bailey, 62, of Hood River, Ore., died Thursday, May 1 at her son’s Oakdale home after a lengthy battle with cancer, surrounded by family and friends.
She was born in Sonora, the daughter of Hack and Evelyn Venoble. She graduated from Riverbank High School and eventually started her own embroidery shop, A-1 Fancy Stitch, which she ran since 1988.
Cancer eventually took most of her vision, making sewing almost impossible, but she continued to fight. Her husband Tom supported her throughout her illness, never leaving her side.
Her son thanks all the family and wonderful friends in California, Hood River, Ore., and numerous other states who came to visit, support, and be with her in her last months. Her family also gives special thanks to the Bailey family and the boys at the shop in Oregon who kept things running so her husband Tom could be by her side.
She is survived by her husband, Tom Bailey; son, Bobby (Cynthia) Muyres of Oakdale; mother, Evelyn Venoble; stepmother, Bobbie Venoble; brother, James Venoble; stepbrothers, Craig and Donnie Pedersen and all their extended families; father-in law, Hub Muyres; grandchildren, Taylor and Kristen, of Oakdale.
A celebration of life service was held May 10 at the Oakdale Grange Hall.