Bird, 84, of 68 Wonderview Road Catawissa PA went home to be with her Lord
and Savior on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at Columbia Montour Home Hospice at
Maria Hall in Danville PA. She was born August 25, 1926 in Danville PA the
daughter of the late Harry and Getha Keiser Newbury.
graduated from Danville High School. Arlene was employed for many years as
a checker at Weis Market in Danville PA. She was a member of St. Johnís
Lutheran Church Mayberry Township Danville PA where she served in Ladies
Aide, Christie Circle and Bible School. Arlene was a 4-H Leader.
memberships included Roaring Creek Valley Grange and Christian Womenís
Club. She took great joy in cooking and especially enjoyed baking apple
dumplings, raisin-filled cookies and making applesauce. Arlene enjoyed
needlepoint and also enjoyed doing puzzles including Find-A-Word. Arleneís
greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family.
survived by her husband of 62 years, David E. Bird whom she married March
19, 1949. Also surviving are four sons; David L. Bird and his wife Norma of
Catawissa PA; Rodney Bird and his wife Cindy of Catawissa PA; Dale Bird and
his wife Sue of Shamokin PA and Jan Bird and his wife Kathy of Sunbury PA
and one daughter; Karen Shultz and her husband Marlin of Danville PA. She
is also survived by nine grandchildren; Brian and his wife Kellie, Bradley,
Melissa and her husband Justin, Matthew, Christopher, Jamie, Jennifer and
her husband Gordon, Ryan and Tanya. Also surviving are seven
great-grandchildren; Jason, Brittany, Trenton, Madison, Darren, Alyssa and
Megan. She is survived by one brother, Robert Newbury of Northumberland PA
and two sisters; Jean Woodruff and her husband Harold of Numidia PA and
Doris Snyder and her husband Robert of Bloomsburg PA. She was preceded in
death by one grandson, Andrew Bird and one brother, Allen Newbury and one
sister, Dorothy Keefer. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive her.
and friends are invited to attend funeral services to be held Saturday, July
2, 2011 at 11:00 AM at St. Johnís Lutheran Church 29 High Road (Mayberry
Township) Danville PA with the Reverend John Brock officiating. Burial will
follow in the church cemetery. The family will provide flowers. Memorial
contributions may be made to either St. Johnís Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund
or Columbia-Montour Home Hospice 410 Glenn Avenue Suite 200 Bloomsburg PA
17815. Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc.
10 W Mahoning Street Danville PA.