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Obituary: Russell Burt Bird

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Russell "Pokie" Burt Bird, age 61, of Duchesne, Utah passed away January 7, 2002 in Salt Lake City following a fight with cancer.

Born February 11, 1940 in Park City, Utah to Reaves A. and Birdie May Sweat Bird. Married Dorene Kummer October 10, 1986 in Heber City, Utah. He attended Wasatch High School, and retired from the U.S. Army after twenty years of service, serving in the Vietnam War and earning a purple heart.

Survived by his wife; four sons from a previous marriage, Boyd, Heber City; Jay (Cindy), Bluebell; Russell (Leslie), Coalville; and Xaviar (Tara), Anchorage, Alaska; 12 grandchildren; three brothers and three sisters, Raymond (Edna) Bird, Margie (Calvin) Clyde, Gaylynn "Pickle" Mair, all of Heber City; Robert (Pat) Bird, Salem; Tom (Sanna) Bird, Magna; and Judy Ann Mair, Salt Lake City; and step-father, Rex (Betty) Mair, Heber City.

Preceded in death by parents; one son, Lloyd; sister, Lois Mair; and brother, Frank Bird.

Private cremation services were held. Funeral Directors: Peel Funeral Home.