Kyle Micah Bailey passed unexpectedly on April 2, 2021. He leaves behind his parents Helen and Bill, devoted wife Beth (Gullikson) Bailey, brother Sam and his wife Erin, sons Jaxon and Kyle Chase, step children Lucie and Cannon Dunphy and his best friend and cousin J.M.Lopez.

Kyle and Beth were married on November 20, 2017. They blended their families and created an ideal life together in Fortuna. Their family unit was completed with the birth of their son, Kyle Chase, on September 6, 2018.

Kyle was born June 14, 1981, at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital to William and Helen Bailey. He was raised in Bakersfield, California, alongside his cousins and extended family. He graduated from Centennial High School in 1999. He furthered his studies with a liberal arts degree and specialty certification in construction technology.

Kyle and his former wife Dina Perris moved to Fortuna and welcomed their son Jaxon on March 14, 2010. Kyle was an amazing, devoted father. Kyle drove back and forth to Bakersfield to visit Jaxon or bring him back to Fortuna for extended visits. Kyle had a very special connection with Jaxon, who looks up to his father very much.

The extraordinary closeness of Kyle’s family gave him a formative foundation of love and sense of fulfillment. Kyle shared a particularly special brotherly bond with his cousin, J.M. Lopez. It was an additional blessing when JM and his partner Marissa welcomed their son Maddox River Lopez carrying on the bond with the cousins into the next generation.

During his early years, Kyle enjoyed swimming, high diving (he was a true dare devil), wrestling, watching WWE wrestling (and reenacting it), snowboarding, skateboarding, gymnastics, videogames (he was especially good at Legend of Zelda) and numerous adventures with his brother and cousins. Kyle was an avid snowboarder, exhibiting a natural talent from a young age. Kyle’s beloved dog, Molly, was his constant companion and played a significant role in his adventures.

Kyle’s greatest joy was undoubtedly his family and spending time together. Kyle will be fondly remembered as a devoted family man, dedicated father, and stepfather. Everyone who knew Kyle appreciated his infectious laugh and radiant smile. He absolutely loved to laugh and had the best sense of humor. Although Kyle’s physical absence creates a painful void in many lives, his spirit remains in the hearts and memories of those he loved most.

Kyle is survived by his wife Beth, mother and father Helen and William Bailey; his brother Sam Bailey and his spouse Erin; his sons Knox Jaxon Bailey and Kyle Chase Bailey; his stepchildren Lucie and Cannon Dunphy; his grandmother Mary Jane Edgar;; his uncles Jon Lopez, Charlie and Jim Edgar and Herbert Bailey; his aunts Carol Lopez, Julie Thompson, and Mitsy Schoel; his cousins Lance Lopez, Kym Lopez, J.M. Lopez, Haley Thompson, Eric Bailey, Sarah Green, Emilie Beilman, and Selina Kaczmarek and many loving friends, co-workers and extended family.

A memorial for Kyle will be held at Goble’s Mortuary in Fortuna at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 11. All of those who knew and loved Kyle are invited to attend.


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