August 27, 1963 –
October 12, 2022
On Wednesday, Oct. 12, Jeffrey “Jeff” Michael Bird, a loving dad and grandpa, passed away. He was fifty-nine years old.
Jeff was born to James “Jim” Bird Sr. and Gerri Bird on Aug. 27, 1963 in Orofino, ID.
He is survived by his two children and two grandchildren, Shantell Marie Hixson (Zain Hixson), granddaughter, Freya Hixson and grandson, Milo Hixson, and Dylan James Bird; his parents, James “Jim” Bird Sr. and Gerri Bird; his sister and three brothers; Dianne Nygaard (Terry Nygaard), Jim Bird Jr. (Carrie Bird), Rick Bird (Tammi Bird) and Dave Bird, along with many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and his close friend, Codi Thompson.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, at 1 p.m. at Dave Bird’s residence, 179 Konkolville Road.
Jeff was a creator and an artist. He loved to build things and was extremely talented. By the time he was four years old he began taking things apart and reassembling them to understand how they worked. He was passionate about computers and technology and even had his own computer repair business. He would make house calls and tried to help people understand and operate their computers effectively. He was a master at making things, whether it was building a computer from scratch or building a playhouse for his kids or a piece of furniture, or beautiful steam punk inspired lamps.
He loved music and listened to it every day. He learned to play guitar in a matter of weeks and played drums and the banjo, too. He would often get an idea for something he wanted to make or do and in no time would have figured out how to do it. His talents, creativity and computer savviness were second only to his kindness. He had such a kind and generous heart and would help anyone he knew needed it in a second without even thinking about it.
Church and his relationship with God was one of the most important things to him. His family was so important to him, he loved and cared about them so much. He was an amazing grandpa who had a very special bond with his grandkids. He always spoiled his grandkids and got them interested in new things. He loved to have real, meaningful conversations with people and he was a very empathetic person.
He was very special; and his family feels lucky to have him as long as they did. Those who knew him well knew that he was always trying to get better, even though it was hard. When he was able, he was always there for anyone who needed him. He had a great sense of humor and was always making people laugh.
Jeff built many relationships over the years and they all meant so much to him. Above all, he loved God and loved his family; he will be deeply missed by all.