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Memorial service for long-time Sunnyside activist Feb. 26

A memorial celebration of the life of long-time Sunnyside resident and activist Ellen Bird will be held Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Sunnyside Senior Center, where Bird was active for many years.

The service, hosted by her family, will begin at 11 a.m. at the senior citizen center, 1400 Federal Way. As a tribute to Bird, who also served on the Sunnyside Parks and Recreation Commission, her family will provide a spaghetti dinner for those wishing to honor Bird's memory.

"We are asking her friends to share their memories of our mother with us," said her son, Howard Bird.

Ellen Bird, 76, died Feb. 1, after suffering a massive stroke. A retired registered nurse, Bird had served on the parks commission since 1998.

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