Bird, Hazel A.
Hazel A. Bird, 81, of Hayesville, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at her home.
Hazel was born May 5, 1931, in Sigourney, to Harley and Violet (Miller) Woods and attended Sigourney schools. On July 22, 1948, she married Harold Bird. The couple lived in the Hayesville area, where Hazel sold Avon and Tri-Chem for several years. She also helped with farming and the junk business. A 42-year cancer survivor, Hazel was a member of the Hayesville Club and enjoyed hummingbirds, flowers, crocheting, jigsaw puzzles, mushroom hunting and traveling, especially wintering in Texas.
Survivors include seven children, Cindy (Joe) Kolosick of Marion, Larry (Mary) Bird of Hayesville, Monte (Nancy) Bird of Sigourney, Beverly (Randy) Muntz of Pekin, Roger (Linda) Bird of Sigourney, Tim (Denise) Bird of Vinton and Tracy (Lance) Okones of Sigourney; 23 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Harold Woods of Sigourney, Edward Woods of Sigourney and Forrest Woods of Pulaski; and one sister, Delores Hermanstorffer of Cedar Rapids.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold in 2008; grandson, R.J. Bird; great-grandson, Brian Bird; two sisters: Lucy Fox and Mary Dawson; and three brothers, Cecil Woods in infancy, C.R. (Bob) Woods and Clifford Woods.
Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at Hope Lutheran Church in Sigourney, with Pastor Vince Homan officiating. Burial will be at Pennington Cemetery in rural Sigourney. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Powell Funeral Home in Sigourney.
A memorial fund has been established for the Relay for Life.
Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Sigourney is caring for Hazel and her family.
Condolences may be emailed at www.powellfuneralhomes.com under obituaries.
Published in The Gazette Feb. 12, 2013.