Thomas John Bird

Born: Thu., Sep. 15, 1977
Died: Sun., Apr. 15, 2018


Visitation

Wed., Apr. 18, 2018
Location: wake at Stickgame Arbor Building


Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Apr. 20, 2018
Location: Little Flower Catholic Church


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Thomas John Bird "Tomahawk," 40, passed away Peacefully at home in Missoula, Mt on April 15th, 2018. Thomas was born In Cut Bank, Mt to Rick Ollinger and Margaret Bird. Thomas was raised in Browning, Mt, and attended high school in Billings, and Missoula, Mt. He also attended Blackfeet Community College with a focus on traditional medicine. Thomas later continued his education at the University of Montana. As a younger man Thomas enjoyed dancing to 80’s and 90’s music. He never lost his passion of dancing, from in the shower to busting a move a crowded grocery store. Thomas also showed an interest in nature as he enjoyed being a camp counselor to youth where he became admired by many of the kids. As he grew older, Thomas took comfort in communicating and joking frequently with friends and family. Thomas showed a passion for animals, especially cats, adopting two lifelong companions “Jack Bird” and “Snowflake Bird”. Thomas is preceded in death by his grandparents Sam & Wizzy Bird, Billo & Carol Faye Ollinger, aunt Brenda Olson-Bird, and uncles Beaver Bird, Pugs Guardipee, Craig Ollinger, and Rodney (Egg) Vielle. As well as his lifelong feline companions Snowflake and Jackers. Thomas is survived by his mother Margaret Bird, his father Rick Ollinger, and his sister Rikki Ollinger, as well as his many aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family and friends. Services will be held on his family ranch in Seville on Tuesday April 17th at 7:00 PM. Thomas will then be moved to the Arbor in Browning Mt the following day. The rosaries will be held Thursday at 7:00 pm. The funeral will be held Friday at 2:00 pm at the little flower perish.

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