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Leland Reeves Bird, age 73, passed away August 6, 1995, in Salt Lake City from complications of Myasthenia Gravis.

Born September 7, 1921, in Mendon, Utah, to Phineas Reeves Jr. and Edna Susanne Ladle Bird. He married Flora Barker Rigby on May 22, 1947, in the Logan LDS Temple. They are the parents of seven children.He graduated from South Cache High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Utah State University. He received his Master of Science degree in business and economics from the University of Utah and completed his post-graduate work in educational administration. He served in the United States Army from 1941-45 in the Yukon Territory.

He valued being an educator and began his career teaching at Carbon High School in Price, Utah. He spent 23 years at Granite High School in Salt Lake City as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. He then became the director of Instructional Services at Granite District Office. He served in the Granite Educational Association as vice-president on the Utah Education Ethics Committee, UEA Insurance Committee and as a delegate to National Education Association Conventions, President of the Distributive Education Department for the State of Utah, president of Granite Administration and Supervisors Association, president of Utah Secondary Principals' Association, vice-president of the Utah Vocational Association, member of Phi Delta Kappa.

A very important part of his life was church service having served as elders quorum president, counselor in two bishoprics, on the high council, bishop of the Garden Heights South Ward, as a missionary with his wife in the Washington D.C. North mission and as a temple worker in the Jordan River LDS Temple.

Survived by his wife, Flora; children, Janet (Dave) Ward, Bonnie (Richard) Drake, David (Laurie) Bird, Susan (David) Whipple, Alan (Kim) Bird, Annette (Kevin) Day, Robert (Rebecca) Bird; and 26 grandchildren; two brothers, Seth and Alton.

Preceded in death by his parents, a brother, two sisters and one grandson.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 9, 1995, 12 noon, at the Garden Heights South Ward, 2220 East Fisher Lane (2935 South). Friends may call Tuesday, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Holbrook Funeral Chapel, 3251 South 2300 East, and at the church on Wednesday for one hour prior to the services. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. Directors, The Holbrook Funeral Chapel.

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