Dena Bailey Neizer07/13/1963 - 08/10/2021
On Tuesday, August 10, 2021, our beautiful and loving mother, Dena Bailey Neizer, passed away at the age of 58 in her hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah. Born July 13, 1963, Dena was the youngest of five children born to Frank LaMar Bailey and Audrey Larsen Bailey. Growing up, she enjoyed playing sports and camping with her family. She graduated from West High School in 1984 and went on to become an ophthalmic technician before marrying her husband of 35 years, Hyrum Howell Neizer, on April 19, 1986. She then had two children, whom she loved unconditionally.
Dena had a big heart and was always there with giant, tight hugs and words of love and comfort whenever someone needed it. She always put her children first and often volunteered at their schools when they were younger. She had a love of animals, especially her dogs, whom she would spoil endlessly. Her signature red hair matched her warm and fiery disposition. She loved the summery weather of Southern Utah and spent several years living with her family in St. George, Utah where she later put her wonderfully artistic talents to use by becoming a cake decorator. She had a passion for drawing, jewelry making, crocheting, and crafting. She enjoyed playing games and watching various movies and TV shows, but Harry Potter in particular held a special place in her heart.
Survived by her husband, her two children, Ashley Jordeen Neizer and Robert LaMar Neizer, her sisters Debra Mason, Janeen (Marcus) Kupitz, and her sister-in-law, Mary Bailey Jackman, numerous nieces and nephews, and her dog, Ozzie. Preceded in death by her father and mother, her brother, Mark LaMar Bailey, her sister Jordeen Bailey, and her dog, Hershey.
There will be a Celebration of Life in her honor on Saturday, September 11th, 2021 at the Rose Park 4th Ward Stake Center located at 760 North 1200 West, Salt Lake City, UT. 84116, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the Small Social Hall, east side of the building.