Russell Birge Rites Held - 18 March 1976
in a Camp, of be of noted Russell Birge Rites Held Funeral services for Russell Birge of Redding, California, held March 8 at 11 am from McDonald Chapel in Redding. Reverend John Albright officiated. A native of Iowa where he born at Anita, December 16, 1895, Mr Birge had served with the Redding sanitation and parks department before retiring several years ago. He died March 4, at Crestwood Convalescent Home. The Birge family lived, south, Bayard prior to moving to County, California, 27 years ago. He leaves his wife, Jessie Bell Redding; a son, Edmond, of Portland, Oregan; brothers, Ger- oldof Naches, Washington, Melvin of Reno, Nevada, Earl of and Lowell of McGloud, California; sisters, Mrs Ollie Richter of Folsom, California, and Mrs Whitlow of Portland, Oregan; three grandchildren, and five grandchildren. Mr Birge was preceded in by his parents and a son, Billy. was buried at Redding.