NAMPA, Idaho — A funeral procession will take place Saturday afternoon following the funeral service for Ronald "Keith" Bird, the longtime Meridian city councilman who died February 1 at the age of 77.

Alsip and Persons Funeral Chapel says the procession will begin at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday, following the funeral that is scheduled for noon at Meridian Middle School.

The community is asked to "honor the route," which will proceed as follows:

  • Starting at Meridian Middle School, 1507 W. 8th Street
  • Westbound on Cherry Lane
  • Northbound on Ten Mile Road
  • Westbound on W. Lost Rapids Road
  • Westbound on Chinden Boulevard
  • Southbound on Northside Boulevard
  • East on 6th Street North
  • Ending at Kohlerlawn Cemetery, 76 6th Street North, Nampa

Bird was born and raised in Nampa, and moved to Meridian with his wife, Marjorie, in 1965.