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Donald H. Bird

Donald H. Bird of Prineville died Tues., Dec. 12 , 2000 at his home. He was 80 Years Old.

He was born Oct. 15, 1920 in Baker City to Howard and Ila (Smith) Bird. He was raised in Kinzua and graduated from Wheeler County High School in Fossil in 1938. Mr. Bird enlisted in the US army during WW2 and served in the South Pacific. He married his childhood sweetheart, Glennna M. Hoover in 1941. After the war he returned to Kinzua and worked in a mill untill 1959 when he moved to Wallowa and managed the Bates Sawmill untill 1964. He moved to Prineville from Idaho in 1976 where he worked for Hudspeth Sawmill and Clear Pine untill he retired in 1982.

Mr. Bird enjoyed spending time outdoors hunting, fishing and gardening. He attended the Fossil Methodist Church and was a past member of the Elks Lodge.

He is survived by his son Keith Bird of Lostine: brother Bud Bird of Pendelton: sister Beverly Turner of Palm Desert, CA, one grandson and one granddaughter. He was preceeded in death by his wife, parents and one son. Memorial contributions may be made in MR. Birds memory to the Fossil Methodist Church.

Graveside services were held at the Fossil Cemetery on Dec. 15 . Cremation was held at the Prineville Heritage Crematory under the direction of the Prineville Funeral home.