John Adams Bailey
John Adams Bailey was born on December 30, 1950, in Jacksonville, Florida, and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area.
In the latter part of the sixties John lived the counterculture life style in the Bay Area, He then attended Concordia University, a Christian school in Portland, where he received a degree in business.
In the late 70s John moved to the family property in Warrenton, where he managed 18 acres and rebuilt and remodeled the barn and the family home.
In the mid 80s he returned to the Bay Area, where he managed apartments owned by his mother while working a machinist. He frequently bicycled the long trip to and from Santa Cruz, on the coast. John was always interested in physical fitness, and long bike rides and hikes were two of his favorite activities.
In the mid 90s John moved back to Oregon, and in 1998 he traveled to the Philippines. He returned with a business, the Philippine Shop in Seaside, which sold hand carvings and furniture made by master Philippine craftsmen.
He also returned with a wife, Anna Lisa. They were divorced in 2006, but not before the birth of their daughter Cindy, in 2004. John was incredibly proud of his daughter, and he encouraged her musical talent. He also spent as much time as possible with her, and Cindy became his favorite hiking partner.
John is survived by Cindy Bailey, of Seaside, by many friends, and by his church family at First Presbyterian Church of Astoria.
A scholarship fund has been established for Cindy, and contributions may be made through First Presbyterian Church, 1103 Grand Avenue, Astoria, OR 97103