Catherine Bird

Obituary of Catherine Hood Bird

Catherine H. Bird, 74, died Sunday, February 7, 2021, from complications due to COVID 19. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Doris Buseman and by her brother Joseph "Joedy" Buseman. She is survived by her nephews, Michael Buseman and Aaron Buseman, an uncle, William Hood and cousin, Lisa Martin. Cathie was an accomplished musician. She obtained her masters in music from WVU specializing in the pipe organ. Cathie was a music teacher for 30 years with the Mon. County school system. One of her greatest joys was instilling the love for music in children. Cathie was a member, choir director, and organist at the First Christian Church in Morgantown for over 30 years. Cathie was an active member of many organizations including the international teacher honorary (Alpha Delta Kappa), American Guild of Organists, Daughters of the American Revolution, and Morgantown Music Club. Her church family and close circle of friends will miss her kindness, smiles, and gifted talents. Her compassion and concern for others was evident by the many cards and calls she made for birthdays, anniversaries, get well wishes, and thinking of you notes. Her family and friends would like to express sincere thanks and gratitude to the wonderful ICU team at Mon General Hospital who surrounded her with the best care possible and became her extended family when family could not be close. Their phone calls, updates, and compassion were incredible. These workers will be remembered as the face of hope in this pandemic. Private burial and a celebration of Cathie's life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her honor to First Christian Church, 100 Cobun Ave., Morgantown, WV or the charity of your choice. Send condolences online at
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