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Helen Amelia Bird, 101, passed away March 7, 2007 in Mesa, AZ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Isabelle Gibbs Bird; and brother, Phillip Bird. She is survived by her brother, Harry G. Bird of Kansas; nephews, David G. Bird of Mesa, and Gary Bird of Switzerland; a great-niece Caryn Bird of Mesa; and great-nephews, Nicolo and Gabriel Bird of Switzerland. Helen graduated from Illinois State University and received her Masters in language from University of Wisconsin. She was fluent in 5 different languages. After graduating, she taught school in Idaho then moved to California where she worked for Universal Studios. A viewing will be held in her honor on Saturday, March 10, 2007 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Allen Funeral Home, 1130 S. Horne in Mesa but she will be buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles, California. Sign the Guest Book at eastvalleytribune.comThis obituary was originally published in the East Valley Tribune.