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Auburn Reta Bird

Memorials may be made to the Glen Haven Activities Dept.

INTERMENT: Glenwood Cemetery, Glenwood, Iowa

Auburn Reta (Watts) Bird, 90, of Glenwood, IA, formerly of rural Tabor, IA, entered into eternal rest on Oct. 23, 2010 at Glen Haven Home in Glenwood. She was born July 7, 1920 in Liberty, NE to Abbie Ray & Fern Mildred (Woodward) Watts and was named after the town Auburn, NE. Following graduation from high school, Auburn worked as a nanny and housekeeper. She was united in marriage to Arthur Garriel Bird on March 24, 1940 in Rockport, MO. To this union three children were born, Reta, De Ann and Richard. Auburn was employed at Gibson’s Store and Feed in the 1950’s and was also a devoted homemaker to her family. Auburn was on the bowling league until age 83, winning many awards through the years. Auburn enjoyed working at the voting precinct for many years. She was a talented seamstress making numerous clothes, mending for family and making quilts. She crocheted many afghans for gifts to children, grandchildren and friends. She was not only a marvelous cook, but a 100 percent caregiver and fun-loving grandma.

Preceding Auburn in death were her parents, husband, Arthur in 2001 & brother, Keith Watts. She is survived by her children, Reta & husband Gary Newman; De Ann & husband Bill Northrop; Richard & wife Vicki Bird all of Glenwood, IA; 6 grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren; sisters, Vivian Harrington of Glenwood, IA; Iona Bird of Council Bluffs, IA; brother, Orval Watts of Denver, CO; nieces, nephews, extended relatives and a host of friends.

Visitation:Tuesday, October 26, 2010
6:30 PM
212 South Locust
Glenwood, IA51534

Service:Wednesday, October 27, 2010
2:00 PM
212 South Locust
Glenwood, IA51534

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