|Birth: ||Jul. 17, 1952|
|Death: ||Dec. 16, 2012|
Rodney "Rod", Henry Bird, 60, a longtime resident of Portland died suddenly, Sunday, December 16, 2012 at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland.
Rod Bird, 60, passed away December 16th, at OHSU hospital with his wife and daughters by his side after suffering a heart attack.
A lifelong southwest Portland resident, Rod attended Maplewood Elementary School, graduated in 1970 from Wilson High School, and graduated from Mt. Hood Community College majoring in television production.
He started his career at Oregon Health Sciences University in educational video production. Before his retirement last year Rod had worked for Providence Health & Services for over 30 years. As Media Manager, during those years he touched many lives including physicians, nurses, administrators, staff and members of the community with his video productions, educational programs and professional involvement.
Rod is survived by his best friend and wife of 38 years, Luann; daughters, Morgan Anne Reaves (Chris); Kate Bird Hope (Torry); grandchildren Elliott Anne and Harrison Reaves and soon to be born grandson Jackson Hope. Other survivors include his brother, John Bird (Louise) and sister, Lucy Johnson (Doug) both from the Portland area; mother-in-law, Doris Oglesby, brother, Steve Oglesby (Patty) from Evansville, Indiana and numerous nieces and nephews.
Rod was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Jean Bird.
Rod was a dedicated and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He coached his daughter's softball team for 8 years and so enjoyed seeing those same children, now grown, stop him and say how much fun they had playing on his teams.
Rod was an avid golfer. He and Luann loved traveling and discovering new courses around the country. He was aformer two-time President of Progress Downs / Red Tail Golf Association. His friends at the golf course were a constant source of fun, camaraderie and mischief during their weekly or twice a week games.
He also enjoyed fishing. By himself or with friends; trout, steelhead or salmon; at a southern Oregon lake, a coastal river or the ocean, it didn't matter. He just enjoyed being outdoors.
Created by: J
Record added: Dec 20, 2012
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