The wife of former University of Alabama president Guy Bailey has died. A university statement says Jan Tillery-Bailey died Sunday night at a hospital in Birmingham. The 63-year-old Tillery-Bailey had health problems for several years. Tillery-Bailey was the wife of Guy Bailey, who was named president of the University of Alabama but resigned two months later last year citing his wife's illness. The Texas native was a linguistics professor before retiring because of her health in 2008.
Former University of Alabama President Guy Bailey says he resigned because his ill wife would drive herself to meet the social obligations of being a president's wife and that would put her life at risk.