Josephine Bird


Age 79, died peacefully on October 3, 2012, at home in Valley Glen, California. Josephine was born May 9, 1933 in New York, one of eight children of Edward and Phoebe Babcock. Family, friends and animals were Josephine's passion and delight. She loved to entertain, have pool parties, and cook - when anyone stopped by she always had food ready, a welcoming hug and a beautiful smile. I miss you so much Mom and love you with all my heart, may you now rest in peace.

Josephine is survived by her brother, Bill Babcock; sister, Agnes Bird; her loving daughter, Lisa M. Bird of Santa Barbara; and loving son, Gordie Bird of Sylmar. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon E. Bird; and is also survived by his sons, Danny, Dennis and Eddie Bird; numerous friends and relatives; and her beloved cats, Sonny boy and Oreo.

As per her wishes, no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society, 2100 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037 or

Published in Los Angeles Daily News on Oct. 12, 2012