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Delores Pauline Vollmer Bird
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Birth: Aug. 29, 1938
Dunn County
North Dakota, USA
Death: May 8, 2009
Lewis and Clark County
Montana, USA

Delores Pauline Bird passed away from cancer on Friday, May 8, 2009, in Helena surrounded by her family.

Delores was the youngest of nine children, born in Killdeer, N.D. Aug. 29, 1938.

In 1961, she met and married the love of her life Robert H. Bird, in Big Timber. They lived in Big Timber, Miles City and Billings, before moving to Helena in 1974. She moved to different places afterwards, yet Helena was always her home.

Education being important to her, she attended many colleges including Jamestown College, Jamestown, N.D., Eastern Montana College, Carroll College, Western Montana College and Montana State University. She became a teacher, counselor, principal and administrator. She taught in Big Timber, Billings, Helena, Clancy, Poplar and East Glacier. She then taught in McCall, Idaho, Akiachak and Kodiak, Alaska.

Delores had a love for music, friendship, adventure and family. Her home was filled with the sounds of guitar picking or a deck of cards shuffling. With friends nearby, she would talk about places she had been or was waiting to visit. She was the center of any family gathering. She would encourage all those around her to "be your best."

She is survived by Robert H. Bird, her husband of 47 years. Her children, Christopher R. (Karrie) Bird of Helena, and David R. (Shauna) Bird of Norfolk, Va.; her grandchildren, Mandy Barnard, Jordan and Sydney Bird; her sisters, Georgia (Glen) Zirkle of Topeka, Kan., Eiline (Don) Fritzberg of Boardman, Ore. and Ida Mae Fettig of Ada, Minn.

She is preceded in death by her parents, George and Christine Vollmer; sisters, Ella Friends, Ann Hovey, Ruth Fettig, Freida Goth, Lena Morford and grandson, Christopher Barnard.

Funeral services to be held Tuesday, May 12, at 1 p.m. at Hagler-Anderson Chapel. Graveside services following at Forestvale Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to charity of choice.

Helena Independent Record 5/10/2009 
Forestvale Cemetery
Lewis and Clark County
Montana, USA
Plot: 112 Grandview
Created by: Tami G.
Record added: Jun 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71019670
Delores Pauline <i>Vollmer</i> Bird
Added by: Tami G.
Delores Pauline <i>Vollmer</i> Bird
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