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Kevin Birch

October 18, 1951 — May 7, 2020

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.

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