It is with great sadness that the family of Helen Anderson Bird-Hernandez announces her passing due to complications from a stroke. A beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, sister, cousin, friend and neighbor. She will be dearly missed.\n\nHelen Anderson Bird-Hernandez of Pleasant Grove, Utah passed away on June 23rd, 2023 at the age of 79 in American Fork, Utah. She was born on September 20th, 1943 to Deleal E Anderson and Myrtle Josephine Madsen in American Fork, Utah. She was 1 of 3 children and was later blessed with 4 children of her own. Helen was a proud member of the LDS church. She served as a sunbeam teacher and in the relief society presidency. She worked in payroll for a trucking company, at Deseret Industries, in an accounts receivable/payable department, at Maglebys and at a wholesale flower company.\n\nShe loved cooking, canning, and sewing. She cooked up wonderful holiday meals and hosted her family for Thanksgiving, Easter and Christmas. She was always happy to make a few pieces of buttered toast with fresh garden tomatoes or jam, pull up a barstool at the kitchen island and share a snack with a hungry grandchild. When the blessings of the harvest came each year from her garden and others. She loved to can many things like tomatoes, peaches, juices and jams for her family to have all year long. She sewed many costumes, and helped family with many sewing projects and could easily mend anything.\n\nShe loved her family and spending time with them. She was so proud of all of her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed watching cooking shows, Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. Helen collected movies and loved to watch them. Forever young at heart and a lover of cartoons and animation. Disney and Pixar films were among her favorites. She was also an avid toy collector. She loved to go thrifting in search of the missing piece in a collection. She would dress up on Halloween, participate in Easter egg hunts and enjoyed having a Milky Way or nice glass of Dr. Pepper.\n\nShe was passionate about gardening and yard work, spending many hours outdoors in her yard weeding and caring for her garden full of vegetables, flowers and trees. Helen lost her sight over the years due to Glaucoma until she was declared legally blind. Her whole life turned upside down. She fought much hardship, sadness, even sometimes anger learning how to find her way around. She was a brave and incredible woman who learned how to do things without the gift of her sight. She would hear a pin drop on the ground and tell you exactly where to find it. She didn't let her sight stop her from doing the best she could and trying to enjoy life. \n\nShe is survived by her siblings Connie (Ike) Bassett of Butte, Montana and Bill (Betty) Anderson of Lehi, Utah. Her children Perri (Susy) Bird of Pleasant Grove, Utah, Tim (SuAnn) Bird of Lindon, Utah, Diane (Bruce) Luke of Heber, Utah and Tammy Bird-Escamilla of Pleasant Grove, Utah. As well as her 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her mother, Myrtle and father, Deleal.\n\nFuneral services will be held on Wednesday, June 28th, 2023 at 11 a.m. at the Pleasant Grove Olpin Mortuary (494 S 300 E St, Pleasant Grove, UT 84062). A viewing will be held prior to the services at 9:30-10:45 a.m. Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery.