January 19, 1947 - September 9, 2015
Josephine Marilyn Bird, 68, of Provo, Utah, surrounded by her family, was returned to our Lord on September 9, 2015. Jo was born on January 19, 1947 in Clinton, Illinois. She was the daughter of Wanda Anderson and Ramey Bayne. She was married to the love of her life, Timothy Dwain Bird, married in 1973 – 42 years of love and dedication. She was sister to Joy Maltby and Judy Van Ausdal, and preceded in death by her brothers Bob, Dick, Donny and Jim. Loving and beautiful mom to six children: Robin (Donny) Sechrest, Marty (Linda) Moit, Paul Bird, Shannon (John) Anderson, Kathy (Darin) Davis and Desirae Bird (Dan McCarter). She had 20 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren to which she liked to be called “Grandma Great”. Jo loved life! She loved to scrapbook, crochet, camp, go to church, and anything that involved her family. She loved the ocean. She said that it is where she could feel free and at peace. She was a fighter. She made it through two open heart surgeries and had been cancer free for 18 years. She attended the Center Point Church and was baptized on June 22, 2014. She was always so loving, caring, and welcoming. Everyone who knew her loved her. She would greet everyone with a hug and kiss on the cheek. She was known as Momma Jo or Grandma Jo to all of her longtime or even new friends. Even if she met you for the first time, she treated you like family. She was loved by so many and will never be forgotten. “It’s not about how fast I get there. It’s not about what’s waiting on the other side…it’s the climb!” The Bird family would like to say thank you to all of our family and friends for their support and love for our beloved Josie. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 15, 2105 at the Berg Drawing Room Chapel, 185 East Center Street, Provo, Utah. A viewing will be held from 9:30-10:50 a.m. prior to services. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.bergmortuary.com.
Josephine Marilyn Bird, 68, of Provo, Utah, surrounded by her family, was returned to our Lord on September 9, 2015. Jo was born on January 19, 1947 in Clinton, Illinois. She was the daughter of Wanda Anderson and Ramey Bayne. She was married... View Obituary & Service Information
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