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BAILES, Jimmie Leland Passed away on Friday, August 27, 2010, at his home in Littlerock, California. He was born February 14, 1927, in Ellensburg, Washington to Willis and Nora Bailes. He was #5 of 7 children all of whom have gone before him. He was from a self-sufficient farming family who worked hard together to ranch cattle and farm crops. He married Berneda Sobotta in 1961, and they relocated to Southern California in 1962. They eventually settled in a little town of Saugus where some years later he opened 'Jims Specialty Sales - The Parts House' located on Railroad Ave in Newhall. After an extended vacation in 1977, Jim and Berneda returned to the Santa Clarita Valley where they developed, owned and operated the 'Cylinder Head Exchange' located in the San Fernando Valley. In preparation for their retirement, Jim and Berneda built the house of their dreams located in Littlerock, California where he enjoyed keeping his hands in the soil gardening, restoring John Deere Tractors and occasionally participating in hunting and fishing trips with friends and family. He is survived by his wife Berneda, two daughters, Terri (Dan) Eddings and Jan (Rick) Raio; 5 grandchildren, Shanna (Tony) Shields, Shilo (Tom) Dodson, Merrick Cariaga, Jessica McMahon and Heidi McMahon, plus numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and cousins. At the familys request, in lieu of flowers please make contributions to the charity of your choice. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, at Halley-Olsen-Murphy Funerals and Cremations, 3150 East Palmdale Blvd, Palmdale, CA 93550.

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