Carl S. Bird, age 83, died September 13, 1994 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Born May 26, 1911 in Chemnizt, Saxony, Germany to Paul and Klara Neubert Vogel. Married Gertrude H. Schreiber, April 5, 1941 in Chemnitz; later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He became a U.S. citizen in August 1959.Graduated from Federal Engineering College as an electrical engineer. Co-developer of the first jet turbine engine and later was principle design engineer at Sperry-Univac.
He was a branch president, choir conductor, teacher, High Priest, and name-extraction missionary in the LDS Church. He built three guitars, carved nutcrackers and Christmas pyramids. He loved to sing in choirs and loved his family. He endured to the end.
Survived by his wife, of Salt Lake; daughter, Johanna Mueller, Salt Lake; son, Harold (wife, Diane) Bird, Riverton; and Fred (wife, Clemencia) Bird, California; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services Saturday, September 17, at 12 noon, Ensign 3rd Ward, 465 K Street. Friends may call at the Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, Friday evening 6-8 p.m. and at the ward Saturday, 11-11:45 a.m. Burial will be in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.
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