Charles R. Bird, noted Utah singer and former president of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers, died March 8. He was 76.

Mr. Bird, a former executive with Kennecott Copper Corp., was a long-time member and president of the Swanee Singers male chorus and was a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for 41 years.He was active in other community affairs.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 12, at noon in the Rosecrest 1st Ward, 3101 S. 2300 East. Friends may call Monday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Holbrook Funeral Chapel, 3251 S. 2300 East, and at the church one half hour prior to services. Interment will be in the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.