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In Memory

Diana Bird (Holt)

Diana Bird (Holt)

This is Diana's obituary published in the Deseret News, October 6, 1995.

Diana Bird Holt died October 2, 1995 in

Tucson, Arizona, following 28 years of pain.She was born September 15, 1951 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her father, E. Clark Bird, preceded her in death and welcomed her lovingly when she joined him. Her mother, Ruth

Chadwick Bird, resides in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Diana married R. Douglas Holt in the LDS Salt Lake Temple, September 12, 1972. Diana raised two marvelous daughters, Marianne, 20 and Martha, 18, who both attend BYU. Marianne and Martha served their mother with great compassion and love.

She is also survived by a sister, Ponce R.

Madden, Salt Lake City; two brothers, Dennis Clark Bird (Linda), San Diego; and L. Clark Bird (Kathy), Las Vegas.

Diana loved people, and learned she could do much from her bed to counsel and minister to them. She had worked for five years as a volunteer at St. Joseph's emergency room, and also as a patient advocate for the Hospice of Tucson. Diana was especially concerned with those who suffer grief and pain. In spite of her own pain, she always put others' needs first.

She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Diana served faithfully in many callings including gospel doctrine and spiritual living teacher. She offered a great sacrifice to serve as mission mother in the Portugal Lisbon South Mission. She especially loved her missionaries, and felt great affection and caring for them. She also was devoted to supporting her husband in his church assignments, even though often remained at home in bed. God bless the memory and life of this wonderful and compassionate woman. She is finally out of pain, for which we express gratitude to our loving Father-in-Heaven.

Funeral services in Tucson will be Saturday, October 7, at 10 a.m., Rincon Stake Center, 1655 So. Melpommene. Viewing Friday night, October 6, 7-9 p.m. also at Rincon Stake Center, LDS Church. Interment, LDS Binghampton Cemetery in Tucson. There will also be a memorial service held in Salt Lake City on Thursday, October 12, 7 p.m., LDS Chapel, 6301 South 2300 East.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the General Missionary Fund, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 50 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150.