Joan Marie (Walberg) Bailey, 74, of Fourth Street, Danbury, died July 21, 2009, at Danbury Hospital. She was the wife of Howard R. Bailey.

Mrs. Bailey was born March 14, 1935, in Washington.

Mrs. Bailey enjoyed working as a transcriptionist for Housatonic Radiology Associates for the past 22 years. She loved going to work and over the years made many friends in the medical field.

Her hobbies included reading, listening to country western music. She also enjoyed traveling, especially to Las Vegas.

In addition to her husband of 53 years, she is survived by a son, Brett H. Bailey, of Danbury; two brothers, Elliott Walberg, of Brookfield, and George Walberg, of New Milford; a sister, Evelyn "Kiki" Luzak, of Danbury; and a sister-in-law, Esther McCoy, of Southbury; and several nieces and nephews.

The Cornell Memorial Home of Danbury was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 372 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897.