George Nathaniel Bird, 90-years-old, passed away on February 11, 2019. He was a native of Colorado Springs and retired as a heavy equipment operator from Operating Engineers Union Number 9.
George was born on April 24, 1928 to William E. Bird and Mamie Catherine (Hilton) Bird. He was happiest when surrounded by family and loved camping, water skiing, fishing, hunting and operating various heavy equipment throughout the state of Colorado. He was also especially fond of a good pair of western boots. George served in the United States Naval Reserve.
George is survived by his three sons: Fred (Kathy); Jerry (Janice) and Terry; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
George was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Patricia Louise; his parents and his sisters: Charlotte Bruce and Katherine Fields.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday, February 19, at Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 East Fountain Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Inurnment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.