Helen Irene Bird

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Helen Irene Bird, 96, of Hilton Head Island, SC died on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Bloom Assisted Living Residence. She was born on May 24, 1918, in Ellensburg, Washington, and was the daughter of the late Jesse and Truma Mudd. Following World War II, she moved to Kansas with her husband, Alvin Bird, where they farmed and fed cattle for 55 years. They were married for 68 years. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Mary-Jo Bird of Hilton Head Island, SC.; a grand-daughter, Kathy O'Meara of Parker, CO.; a grandson, Michael Bird of Denver, CO.; and four great-grandchildren, Alec and Nate O'Meara, and Sophie and Stella Bird; three sisters, Bonnie Richards, Peggy VanAusdale, Dorothy Boyles; and one brother, Donald Mudd. Services will be held on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 10:00 am from the Carson-Becker Funeral Home in Hope, Kansas. Interment will be at Pilgrim's Home Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Luke's Missionary Hospice, LLC, 149 Riverwalk Blvd., Suite 6, Ridgeland, SC 29938. Services entrusted to The Island Funeral Home and Crematory. www.theislandfuneral home.com

Published in The Island Packet from Aug. 5 to Sept. 5, 2014