Virgil Arthur Bird
August 20, 1916 – November 15, 2020
Virgil Arthur Bird, of Lakewood, Colorado, was born August 20, 1916 and passed November, 15, 2020.
Virgil was a member of the American Legion Carpenters Union, and a number of bowling leagues. His several bowling trophies are among his many personal achievements. Virgil's additional achievements include his Honorable discharge from the Marines and Army Air Corp, and his Journeyman in Carpentry. He was an expert rifleman and earned the American Defense Service Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with a Bronze Star, American Theater Ribbon, European African Ribbon, Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, and Sharp Shooter.
Besides bowling, Virgil loved rocks and rock collecting. He hunted for rocks, including gold, and had a mine with two others. Virgil also enjoyed searching for hidden treasures with a geigercounter, hunting, camping, and golfing. His favorite vacation spots were Las Vegas, Nevada, California - especially the Redwoods, Buena Vista, Colorado, and Kansas.
Virgil is survived by his sister, Wyneta Clendenning, of Pueblo, CO; his sons, John Simon, of Hanford, CA and Gene Bird, of Mountain View, CO; his daughters, Vivian Prince, of Charlotte, NC, Dona Schick, of Lakewood, CO, and Vickie Hildebrandt, Wheat Ridge, CO and his many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
- Scott Schick
- Danny Schick
- Dakota Schick
- Zach O'Brien
- Christopher Lay
- Jeremiah O'Brien
Funeral Service - Committal to follow, Ft. Logan National Cemetery
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Virgil Arthur Bird
November 25, 2020
To all the family.... I'm so very sorry for your loss...he will be missed....
My most deepest sympathy to all😍😍😇
Rupert & Denise (LaFollette) Winston
November 22, 2020
I will never forget the time we spent with you on vacation in 1987. You took us everywhere and showed us everything! I was only 18 at the time but this was one of my favorite memories with you. I remember the beauty of the mountains, the smell of the land, and the crispness of the air. It was just wonderful. I hope you are enjoying Heaven with Aunt Kathryn❤️ We love you, Denise & Rupert