Marriner R. BaileyFebruary 14,2014
Marriner R. BaileyMarriner R. Bailey
CHITTENDEN — Marriner Record Bailey, 91, died February 11, 2014.
Marriner was born Sept. 17, 1922, in Richmond, Indiana, son of Philip Record and Mercy Paulina Holbrook.
He grew up in the Portland, Maine, area.
He graduated from Gardiner High School in Gardiner, Maine. He attended Gilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, and Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana.
Marriner was a Birth Right Quaker (Society of Friends). He was a pacifist and declared Conscientious Objector to WWII. He served Alternative Service in South Carolina, New Hampshire, and finally at Byberry Hospital in Philadelphia, where he met Betty Viola Iversen. They married in 1945, celebrating 68 years of marriage.
After the war the couple started their family in Woodbury, NJ, where Marriner managed a service station. They moved to Vermont in 1959, and bought a farm in Chittenden in 1961.
Marriner was known as a “Jack-of-all-Trades.” He had Bailey’s Esso at Strongs Avenue and Main Street in Rutland; two laundro-mats in Fair Haven and Forest Street in Rutland; a floor cleaning business for large stores throughout southern Vermont; and a Pepperidge Farm bread route. He mowed roadsides for the town of Chittenden and the U.S. forestry service. He was a volunteer fireman in Chittenden. He continued to farm, raising cows, goats and fowl. He logged his land and heated with his own harvested wood, raised his own food and generally strove for self-sufficiency.
Marriner had a dry sense of humor and humble presentation. He was a good listener, had an inquisitive mind, and loved learning. He loved traveling, and visited the British Isles, New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, Aruba, Hawaii, Norway, and many of the western states of the U.S. He liked visiting local folks wherever he went. Marriner knew only friends.
Marriner was a much-loved husband, father of four, grandfather of ten, great-grandfather of ten, and great-great-grandfather of one.
Marriner is survived by his wife, Betty; and his four children, Reid of Klamath Falls, Oregon; Stephen of Chittenden, Vt.; Jeffrey of Freeland, Michigan; and Diana of Fairfield, Vt.
Marriner will be sorely missed by all who loved him.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
For those who wish, memorial contributions in Marriner’s memory may be made to: American Friends Service Committee, 1501 Cherry St., Philadelphia, PA 19102.
Arrangements are being handled by the Barnard Funeral Home in Pittsford.
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1720, 'Calico Jack' Rackham, Caribbean pirate and early feminist, known for recruiting women to his crew and for fabric decorating skills after creating 'Jolly Roger' flag, is captured by the British Royal Navy.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1307, King Phillip the Fair of France orders hundreds of Knights Templar rounded up and arrested, charged with heresy, tortured until they confess; on this day in 1917, thousands see miracle of Our Lady of Fatima.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Vermont has a new state Supreme Court Justice; city hospital says it can save plenty by upgrading its lights and trucking in natural gas; Springfield has a new town manager, former West Rutland guy, Tom Yennerall.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Solarfest likely to be on hold until at least 2016, Great Dane involved in theft of an $89,000 shotgun leads police to the thieves, PSB will not reopen VGS pipeline case, prosecutors want evidence in body-packing drug case.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1871, After long summer drought comes simultaneous devastating upper Midwest wildfires; Chicago city center in ruins; in 1967, after brief firefight, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara captured alive in Bolivian jungle camp.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: City aldermen discuss future of recreation department facilities, three bears killed in interstate crash, town school principal rewards students' good reading habits, fight at city jail sends a man to hospital.