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Claude Bailor

| March 6, 2007 11:00 PM

Claude W. Bailor, 46, of Kalispell died Thursday, March 1, 2007, at Kalispell Regional Medical Center from natural causes.

He was born in Dillon to Claude W. and Helene Fischer Bailor. He moved to Libby at an early age and had attended school here.

After high school he went to work on oil rigs in Montana and California. He worked on a fishing boat in Alaska before returning to Libby.

He worked for Fire Tech in Libby with Don Peterson. He also worked for Rocky Mountain Contractors subsequently Continental Line Builders installing fiber optics.

He was a member of IBEW Local 768. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and everything that involved the outdoors.

He married Judy Palmerton on Aug. 3, 1991.

His mother and a brother, Al, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife Judy Bailor of Kalispell; children Trinity Palmerton and wife Tracey, Kimberly Palmerton, and Nicole Bailor, all of Kalispell; grandchild Trinity Palmerton Jr. of Kalispell; brothers Mike Schmitt of Seattle, Wash., Charlie Swearingen of Las Vegas, Nev., and Pete Bailor of Billings; sisters Kathy Bailor and Maggie Olsen of Libby, and Charlene Lauer and husband Jaymen of Sultan, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at Nelson & Vial Funeral Home in Libby. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday.