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05/08/20 02:04 PM #4015    


David Lynn


05/08/20 08:37 PM #4016    


UTawna Johnson (Witney)

Ditto Dave ... Dang! This just isn't right.

05/09/20 09:50 AM #4017    


Steven Lynn

I will remember Kevin as a kind person with a friendly, and happy person. 


05/09/20 11:25 AM #4018    


Linda Schardine

Bummer! That sucks! so sorry to hear about Emily too!   Dang!!

Love and hope to everyone....


05/10/20 10:44 AM #4019    


Jan Allred (Carter)

Sad to have more friends pass. Rest in peace Emily and Kevin.

05/10/20 03:47 PM #4020    


Daryl Tucker


Kevin John Birch, age 68 passed away due to a medical incident that resulted in an automobile accident in Santaquin, Utah on Thursday May 7, 2020.

Kevin was born on October 18, 1951 in Fillmore, Utah to Leland John and Georgia Rasmussen Birch. The family later moved to Springville, Utah where he attended school and graduated from Springville High School, Class of 1969, lettering in football and wrestling.

On January 7, 1970 he married Birdena Bird and later they moved to Spanish Fork, Utah. He graduated as an apprentice carpenter in 1975 from Utah Technical College. He had the opportunity to work with his father and brother at Tolboe Construction Co. Some of the buildings they built together included the BYU Marriott Center, Utah Valley Hospital and an addition to The University of California, Berkeley. He then went to work for Howa Construction Co. He excelled as a superintendent while managing the construction of many buildings in the Western United States including a horse race track and casino in New Mexico, a pharmaceutical distribution center in Texas, City Creek and the Wells Fargo Center in Salt Lake City, UT

Our dad loved the outdoors. He created many memories hunting, fishing and camping with his family. We will always cherish the hours he spent playing cards and board games with us, watching Saturday morning cartoons and American Bandstand. Our dad had a great sense of humor with a quick wit. He made people laugh and had a big heart. He always put others first and loved unconditionally.

He is survived by his ex-wife Birdena Birch and their children; MaLesa (Ernie) Hone, Shanon (Nicky) Birch and Misty (Dennis) Webber, 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, his siblings, Leslie (Jill) Birch, LaRie (Kevin) Davis and Jay (Sharalyn) Birch. He is preceded in death by his parents Leland John and Georgia Birch.

Dad, we miss you and pray that you are at peace. We want you to know how much we love you and look forward to the day that we can be together again.

Condolences can be offered at

05/10/20 04:29 PM #4021    


UTawna Johnson (Witney)

Thank you, Daryl.

How's Ken doing? Wishing him well.

05/10/20 05:32 PM #4022    


Roger Judd

I have a golf tee time Thursday, May 14, At 10:32 AM. At Old Mill Golf Course in Salt Lake. All my regular buddies can't play that day, so I thought I'd put it on here and see if any of you wanted to play golf that day. If you do give me a call at 801-718-1390, that's my cell phone. It be fun to get together with some of you guys if you have the time.

05/11/20 11:02 AM #4023    


David Lynn

Ken is home but still needs prayers and friends. I thought his spirits were good for where he is at. 

05/11/20 04:24 PM #4024    


UTawna Johnson (Witney)

Is it okay to ask what is wrong with Ken?

05/11/20 05:00 PM #4025    


Kenneth Strong

Ken has blood clots in his lungs and his heart is in afib. They shocked him twice to try to get his heart in rhythm but no luck.

05/11/20 08:34 PM #4026    


UTawna Johnson (Witney)

Ouch, Ken!!!!  I'll definitely remember you, your family, and your medical team in my prayers. ♥♥

05/11/20 10:48 PM #4027    


Robyn Hardy

I am very sad to hear about our class mates in recent days.  My prayers are with Ken for a speedy recovery.  Such and active guy and great outdoorsman.  I especially saddened to hear about Kevin.  Kevin was a neighbor of mine growing up.  I was there when his dad built their home. Kevin and I, our earlier years, had a great time together hiking the mountains, and playing catch with a football.  We kinda of grew apart during the later years of High School, but I will always remember him as funny, kind and good natured.  Kevin, Craig Devinish and I had some great times rodding around in Craigs old Ford.  We are having too many class mates leave us way to early.  I keep in touch with the posts on this site, but do not contribute very often.  But I want you to know that what a great class of 69 we have.  Those of you that I knew best I will always remember.  Live the best you can with the time you have left.  Forgive others and find love and peace in your life and share it with others.

05/12/20 10:34 PM #4028    


Shauna Bona (Leetham)

 Sorry to hear about the loss of our classmates! Marvin I'm still figuring out how to send you a picture of the clock. I listen to it every hour. I love the sound of it and I think of you every tme it chimes!!  It means a ton to me. You did such a great job of  making it!!   Tawna thanks for the advice on how to post pictures! But you know my age, I forgot what I was going to post!!!  Alright Ken, get your butt up and get better!!!! Your to important to our class to be getting out of here!!!!  It's good to hear from you Robin!  And Cindy and Blair if your reading this. I couldn't find the link to donate to the Lupis cause!  i hope your daughter is doing better!!!  Love you all!!!


07/23/20 10:54 AM #4029    


David Lynn

My doctor asked me if I had any questions for him Monday. I said I had a problem having to urinate every morning at 7:00. He said that's normal, I said but I don't get up until 9:00. 

Hope everybody is doing good now. Happy Birthday Daryl, soon Dennis. Good to hear you are doing better than you were Ken.


07/23/20 10:54 AM #4030    


David Lynn

My doctor asked me if I had any questions for him Monday. I said I had a problem having to urinate every morning at 7:00. He said that's normal, I said but I don't get up until 9:00. 

Hope everybody is doing good now. Happy Birthday Daryl, soon Dennis. Good to hear you are doing better than you were Ken.

We were right,

Peace and Love.

07/30/20 12:53 PM #4031    


Marvin Dansie

Coke and I decided we needed to get out of the house for a while so we went for a road trip over to the Olympic Peninsula (north-west part of the state) to look at the big trees.


There were trees that were taller than this one in the Hoh Rain Forest (the only remaining temperate rain forest in the US), but this old Western Red Cedar was pretty impressive. It is outside the park, so it is a miracle it has survived.

I think it does your soul good to visit the old growth forests, it is like being in one of nature's sacred cathedrals.

If you ever have the opportunity to visit the Hoh Rain Forest, I highly recommend doing so.





07/31/20 03:20 PM #4032    


David Lynn

Wow, who was the tree trimmer? Those are nice.

08/01/20 08:57 PM #4033    


Carl Haymond

Awesome trip, Marvin. The Olympic Peninsula is an amazing and beautiful area. Great pic!

09/01/20 11:02 AM #4034    


Daryl Tucker

I haven't posted in a while. I hope everyone is surviving this pandemic in good shape. I see posts from some of you on Facebook, so I'm glad to hear that much from my great Red Devil friends. There have been many changes over the past six months and let's all hope the world settles down now and becomes that place we used to take for granted. 

I have just one item of news to share. Paul Johson's mother, Orpha Dee, passed away a little over a week ago. I know some of you were able to attend the graveside service at Evergreen Cemetery. I just want to add my condolences to Paul and his family.

09/02/20 11:32 AM #4035    


Carl Haymond

Thank you, Daryl. 

So sorry to hear about the passing of Paul's mother.  My sincere condolence to Paul and his family.

09/16/20 10:59 PM #4036    


Kenneth Strong

On a happy note, my granddaughter was art queen last year. She is homecoming queen this year. Makes me proud

09/17/20 10:25 AM #4037    


Carl Haymond

Great news Ken!  Congratulations to you, your grandaughter and family!

09/17/20 11:02 AM #4038    


David Lynn

I'm glad you are still here to enjoy it. Makes it worth living.

09/18/20 09:17 PM #4039    


Daryl Tucker

You deserve to be proud Ken! Congratulations.


On a different note, another parent of one of our classmates has passed away. Kate Roberson Schoening's dad passed away this week. I'm not sure about how public the viewing will be, but it is scheduled for Sunday at Wheeler Mortuary in Springville and the funeral will be on Monday. Details can be viewed on Wheeler's website. In any event, I just want Kate to know we love her and send her and her family our sincerest condolences.

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