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Paul A. Birch


   Paul Albert Birch 81 a resident of Phoenix Az and former resident of the St. Anthony area, died March 3, 2013 in a Chandler Arizona Hospital from natural causes.

Paul was born May 2, 1931 in Wilford, Idaho the son of Albert Henry and Alice Taylor Birch. He was a farmer in the early years of his life. He grew up in the St. Anthony area where he attended his schooling. He was inducted into the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War. 1951 to 1953.

He married Carol Reynolds on Jan. 30,1963. They made their home in Wilford. They celebrated their 50th anniversary this year. Paul served for the St. Anthony United States Postal Service for 28 years retiring in 1992. He then moved to Phoenix where he has since lived. In Arizona he worked for 14 years for a automobile auction group driving cars. Paul enjoyed being outdoors, gardening, hiking, fishing, and spending time with his family.

Paul is survive by his wife Carol, of Phoenix, Az. 6 children- Brad (Carrie) Birch, Shelley, ID.; Darin (Kathy) Birch, Idaho Falls, ID.; Denise Birch, Phoenix, AZ. Devin (Marcie) Birch, San Diego, CA. Dal (Sheryl) Birch, Scottsdale, AZ.; Debi Birch Phoenix, AZ. 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. two siblings Ronella Birch, Levan, UT. and Norval Birch, St. Anthony, ID. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by 4 brothers.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 9, 2013 in the Wilford LDS Church with Bishop Gene Clements, officiating. Friends may call at the Bidwell Funeral Home Friday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. and at the church Saturday one hour prior to the services. Burial will be in the Wilford Cemetery where military flag presentation will be presented.


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