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October 8, 1970 to January 2, 2021- Our ray of sunshine has become a twinkling star in the night sky.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Michael Todd BaileyOur ray of sunshine has become a twinkling star in the night sky. Michael passed away peacefully in his home on January 2nd, with his wife and a close friend at his side, after a short battle with an aggressive stomach cancer. With Michael's passing, the world has lost a loving husband, a loyal friend and a steward to all he touched. He could light up a room with his undaunted enthusiasm, his constant smile and his infectious laughter. Michael is survived by wife Shari (Moore) Bailey, parents Jewell and Carol Bailey, siblings Jeffrey Bailey and Sue (Bailey) Mercer-Cory (David Cory) and many other beloved family and friends. Locally, Michael attended Gordon Russell middle school and Gresham high school. With a natural talent for all sports combined with his unique gift of calmness, Michael was often brought in at critical moments to throw the winning pitch or take the game winning shot. Michael also enjoyed his years with the high school choir and his summers as a counselor with Young Life. Michael was a care giver in every sense of the

word, and it was in the health field that he truly found his calling. He received his associate degree from MHCC as a medical assistant and later was certified. He was also a licensed EMT and a licensed massage therapist. With his variety of skills, he rotated through various departments at OHSU including the start of the new wound clinic assisting with casting, wound care, and hyperbaric chamber treatments. Michael returned to massage therapy

two years ago bringing comfort to many through his healing hands and kind spirit. Michael met the love of his life during his years in the health service. They were big fans of the Ducks and the Trail Blazers and enjoyed traveling. The search for sunshine and adventure was never ending. A Celebration of Life will take place at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Warren Community

Fellowship, 56523 Columbia River Hwy, Warren, Oregon.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift on Michael's behalf to the Kiwanis Doernbecher Children's Cancer Program or the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.

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