Obituary: David Mitchell Bailey
David Mitchell Bailey
Dec. 28, 1952 – Nov. 02, 2015
David Mitchell Bailey, who was known across the county for his caring attitude for others and his ambitious lifestyle passed away peacefully on Nov. 2, 2015 with his family at his side.
He was raised in Cupertino, California. At the age of 19, David moved to the Lake Tahoe area of Northern California where he developed his love of skiing and resort mountain living.
He was a successful business owner and entrepreneur and also had a deep desire to help others progress through their journey with health issues through the creation of support groups in Summit and Denver. He had survived a liver transplant in 2012 as the only cure for liver cancer, and wanted to bond with others who were on a similar lengthy and difficult journey of their own.
David moved to Summit in 2009 for a healthier lifestyle and the skiing that was his passion. In 2010, David was a guide with 50+ at Keystone where he made many friends. He particularly loved powder skiing with skills he had developed while skiing ‘Sierra cement’. From back country cat trips to powder weekdays he traveled the ski slopes of central and northern Colorado with a giant grin and a ‘wedel’ turn that made him easily recognizable on the slopes. He will be missed by his family and ski buddies and as David always said “It is all Good.”
He is survived by his wife Erica; sons Mike and Mark; stepson Benjamin; daughter Marlo, six grandchildren, mother Joyce Bailey and siblings, Nancy, Lynn and Barry.
The family would like donations be made to Mountain Meals on Wheels (please contact Alex Rae Cooper (970) 668-2941 or firstname.lastname@example.org) in lieu of memorials or flowers.
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