Olive Erma Hickman
Born June 27, 1915 - BIC
American Fork, Utah
Baptized August 19, 1923
Endowed November 15, 1939
Married Ralph Darwin Bird
November 15, 1939 -Salt Lake City, Utah
Died April 18, 2013
St George, Utah

Ralph and Erma Bird

Olive Erma Bird

Deseret News, The (Salt Lake City, UT) |  25 April 2013

Salt Lake City UT United States

"Together Forever" Our sweet Mother, Erma Hickman Bird, passed away peacefully with her family surrounding her on April 18, 2013. She was born in American Fork, June 27, 1915 to Frank Leslie and Olive Ida Nixon Hickman. She attended primary and middle school in Provo. Her family moved to Salt Lake City after that and she graduated from South High School. After High School she attended Beauty School and left to go to Southern California to seek her fortune. There she met and married the love of her life, Ralph Bird, in 1938. They built a home in the city of Mar Vista, CA. There they raised five children " Gilbert (Shannon), Chris (Marilyn), Gloria (Joey) Anderson, Maureen Wolfe and Darrell. In 1968 they moved to Citrus Heights (Sacramento) where they purchased Sylvan Drug Store. In 1982 they visited their daughter Gloria in Germany where they were able to explore Europe. They retired in 1981 and served as Temple workers in the Oakland Temple for 12 years. In 2000 she lost her husband Ralph Bird. After Ralph's death, her home became even more of a refuge for family to visit. In 2009 she moved to St George to be with Gil and Shannon, for special loving care in her last years. She will be dearly missed, but will never be forgotten. Preceded in death by her husband, parents and siblings. Funeral will be held on April 27, 2013, 11:00 a.m., at the LDS Chapel, 5555 S 700 West, Murray. Viewings will be held on Fri. April 26, from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 to 10:30 at the chapel. Interment at Wasatch Lawn. Directors Independent Funeral Service

Ralph Bird 

Erma and Ralph Bird and Chris and Marilyn Bird Family

Ruth Erma Elaine and Florence-1995

Erma and Ralph Bird

Back Row - Florence, Ferrin, and Dean Front Row - Elaine, Erma, and June

Back Row ?, Grace Dean Nixon,  James William Nixon II,  Effie Dean Wooley Nixon, St Clair Nixon, Olive Ida Nixon, Frank Leslie Hickman Middle Row -  Ezra Nixon, Harold Israel Bowman Sr. Effie Nina Nixon,  Effie Dean Bowman (Baby) Margaret Lea, Marjorie Dean Nixon (Baby), James William Nixon III, Jesco Nixon Front Row - June Hickman, Elaine Hickman, Grace Lea Nixon,  Erma Hickman, Dean Hickman

Erma age 7 Kanab, Utah

Turkey Dinner at our home April 8, 1945

Erma  with her kids and Vard Maxfield

Party at Nina September 7, 1947

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Erma and Ralph Bird and Darrell and Shannon  Bird Family

Erma and Ralph Bird and Gloria and Joey Anderson Family

Erma and Ralph Bird and Maureen and Larry Wolfe Family

Back Row - Maureen, Darrell, Christopher, Ralph, Erma, Gloria, Gilbert and Sharon Bird Front Row - Dad and Olive Elggren

Ruth Hickman Coon Funeral - Nixon Cousins - Back Row - Jack Nixon, Francine Stewart, Bill Stewart, Reed Nixon, Joyce Nixon, Loretta Nixon, Richard Nixon, Vard Maxfield, Marion Hansen, Front Row - Charlotte Nixon, Wilford Coon, Erma Bird, Grace Lea Nixon Johansen, Effie Dean Nixon Rich, Elaine Hickman Maxfield, Maline Hansen

Effie Nina Nixon Bowman, Harold Israel Bowman Sr., Harold Israel Bowman Jr. Olive Ida Nixon, Frank Leslie Hickman, Devirl B. Stewart,  Devirl Stewart Jr., Grace Dean Nixon, St Clair Nixon, Lysle Glazier, Dean Hickman, Middle Row - Margaret Lea, James William Nixon III, Effie Dean Woolley, James William Nixon II, LaRue Olson, Ezra John Nixon, June Rene Hickman,  Front Row - Grace Lea Nixon, Phyllis Nixon, James William Nixon IV, Marjorie Dean Nixon, Effie Dean Bowman, Nina Elaine  Hickman, Olive Erma  Hickman

Erma's dress on wedding day 1939

Nixon Group Picture Erma and Ralph - April 1945

Dean Hickman, Elaine H Maxfield, Doris Hickma, A. Vard Maxfield, Florence Hickman, Wilford Coon, Ruth H. Coon, Erma H. Bird, Uncle Junes 2nd Wife, Ralph Bird

Erma and Ralph Bird (to the right side) and their children and spouses. Back Row - Marilyn and Chris Bird, Joey Anderson, Darrell and Shannon Bird, Larry Wolf and Gilbert and Sharon Bird, Front Row - Gloria Anderson and Maureen Bird Wolf

Erma and Ralph Bird and Gilbert and Shannon Bird Family

Back Row - Ruth Coon, Dean Hickman, Florence Hickman  Curtis Front Row -Elauine Maxfield, Erma Bird

Back Row - Chris Bird, Darrell Bird, Gilbert Bird  -Front Row - Gloria Anderson, and Maureen Wolfe

Olive Ida and Lorenzo Elggren Family - Back Row - Leslie Dean Jr (Lucky), Dean Hickman, Gilbert Bird, Doris Hickman, Ralph Bird, Maureen Bird, Erma Bird, Wilford Coon, Ruth Coon, Vard Maxfield, Elaine Maxfield, June Hickman, Bea Hickman, Neldon Maxfield Couch - Deanna Hickman, Olive Ellgren, Lorenzo Ellgren, Gloria Bird Front Row Floor - Chris Bird, ?, Joy Dean Hickman,  Nadine Maxfield, Dennis Coon, Nita Maxfield, Neal Maxfield

Chris Bird, Marilyn Bird, Ned or Nalan, Nita, Darrell, Andy Bird (Darrells son) Justin Bird (Gils son), Cheryl Wolfe my daughter Olivia Anderson (Glo's daughter), Joey, Gloria, Gil, Shannon, Ralph, Erma, Maureen, Larry Wolfe (husband) Deanna, Rick, Taylor (Darrell's son)
Dean, Wilford, Ruth, Vard, Elaine, Lynn Bird ( Ralph's brother) and his wife Barbara Julene Bird (Chris's daughter),  The next three I do not know, I will ask Gloria,  Jeff Wolfe (my youngest son) and Erika Anderson ( Gloria's daughter)

Bird Home

Gilbert Bird

Gilbert Bird 

Shannon Bird (wife)

Wendy with Shannon and Gilbert Bird

Justin and Teresa Bird Family - Back row - Emily, Jackson, Teresa, Justin, and Mikelle - Front Row - Samuel, Julia, and Malia 

Joelle Bird Watts (Gilbert's Daughter) and her daughter Shelby Bird

Shelby Bird with Erma

Gilbert and Shannon Bird with Grandkids.

Gilbert and Shannon Bird with family

Andy Bird with Sister Wendy (Darrell and Shannon's Kids)

Sharla Bird Beacham with Gilbert

Gilbert Bird 1957 Venice High

Gilbert and Shannon Bird Wedding

Shannon and Gilbert Bird

Gilbert and Shannon Bird at Joe's Wedding (Darrell and Shanon's Son) LtoR Taylor, Lindsay, (Holding) Emmalily, Darrell, (Holding) Alex, Joe and Angie, Austin (in Front), Shannon, Gilbert, Wendy, Katherine, and Andy Bird 

Sean and Rhonda Bird with Erma family Back Row - Karissa, Kayelyn, Rhonda, and Kylee Front Row - Sean Holding Keaton,  kaden, Erma, , Kami, Kara, and Kallee (In front)

Darren (Gilbert's Son) and Kirsten Bird family LtoR - Luke, Jacob, and Mason

Joelle Bird Watts and Daughter Shelby Bird

Sharla Bird Beacham and Cru (baby) with Gilbert

Wendy Bird (Shannon and Darrell's Daughter)

Gilbert and Shannon Bird

Erma and Ralph with Grandkids Joelle and Sean (Gilbert's Kids)

Gilbert and Shannon Bird with Grandkids and Great Grandkids

Andy Bird, Erma and Justin Bird

Garrett (Gilbert's Son) and Elizabeth Bird and family Kaleb, Evan, Lauryn, Elizabeth holding Jillian, Garrett, and Carson

Darren (Gilbert's Son) and Kirsten Bird family LtoR Mason, Jacob and Luke

Joelle Bird Watts

Joelle Bird Watts and Sharla Bird Beacham (Gilbert Bird's Daughters)

Andy and Joe Bird

Chris Bird

Marilyn and Chris Bird with Lynette and Steven 1973

Gloria Bird Anderson

Gloria and Teddy Anderson with Joey

Maureen Bird 

High School Senior Portrait

Darrell Bird