Raye Ann Nadine Bird

Raye Ann Nadine Bird, 33, of Macomb, formerly of Fife Lake, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. She was born on March 3, 1988 in Turlock, CA to Jesse and Elizabeth (VanFleet) Bird.  Raye Ann was a graduate of Forest Area Schools, while there she enjoyed playing volleyball and running track. She was an adventurer who loved traveling the world, especially in Belize and Italy.  She also traveled everywhere through the books she loved reading.  She valued education, loved animals and enjoyed spending time outside.  Raye Ann will be remembered as having a big heart and a beautiful smile.  

She will be lovingly remembered by her Mother, Elizabeth Merritt, Fiancé Eric Kostesich, siblings: John (Hannah) Bird, Teaira (Brandon) Kopf, grandfather John R. Bird, uncles: Curtis Nappi, Jim (Serena) Bird, Stony (Jenn) Bird, cousins, Dominique (Marvin) Clay, Kris Nappi, Tristan Turner, Jillian Moore.  

She was preceded in death by her father, Jesse Bird, stepfather, Mike Merritt, grandmothers, Shelia Rae Bird and Linda King and grandfather, Richard VanFleet.   

A visitation took take place at Kalkaska Funeral Home on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 from 4 - 6 p.m.  

Arrangements have been entrusted to Kalkaska Funeral Home and Cremation Services.


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