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Oct 11, 2012 - Staff
Tom Birch died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at the Wind River Health Care Center, in Riverton. He was 83 years old.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Riverview Memorial Gardens in Worland. Viewing will from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Davis Funeral Home.
Tom Birch was born Oct. 25, 1928, in Worland, the son of Thomas L. and Pearl (Schlosser) Birch.
He graduated from Thermopolis High School in 1946.
He served in the Army during World War II from Oct. 5, 1946, until Aug 3, 1948, and received the World War II Victory Medal and Army of Occupation Medal, Japan. He then went on to graduate from the University of Wyoming on March 22, 1952, with a Bachelor of Science from the College of Agriculture.
In 1968, Mr. Birch began working for the Bureau of Land Management. He lived in Worland during this time but worked throughout the Big Horn Basin. He then transferred with the BLM to work in Las Cruces, N.M. After his retirement in 1988, he moved back up to Cody.
His family said he enjoyed traveling throughout Wyoming.
He is survived by his sister, Phyllis Britain of Lysite; brother Robert W. Birch and companion Fran Miller of Sacramento, Calif.; nieces and nephews Bob Britain, Nancy Mason, Britt Britian, Doug Birch, Sandra Kennedy and Karen Cichy; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Betty Cadero; brothers Bill, George and Leaton; and nephew Allen Cadero.
Memorial donations would be appreciated to the donor's choice in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main St., Riverton, WY 82501.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Online condolences may be left at www.thedavisfuneralhome.com.