Obituaries 12/5


Stephen William Monahan, a Hood River, Ore., resident, died Nov. 27, 2001 at his residence. He was 44 years of age.

Visitation was held on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001 and was scheduled for Friday, Nov. 30, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Anderson's Tribute Center.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the Hood River Alliance Church.

Stephen Monahan was born July 7, 1957 in Inglewood, Calif., to Everett and Marilyn Monahan. He moved to Hood River in 1970 and graduated from Hood River Valley High School in 1975.

Following High School he joined the family business, Monahan Construction. In 1998 the company acquired Heights Glass and Steve managed the business.

On May 25, 1985, he and Pamela Quinn Sparks of Dee, Ore., were married.

Steve enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, hunting, fishing, shooting, and golfing. He was also a city of Hood River reserve police officer for eight years, a life member of the National Rifle Association, and a member of The Dalles Gun Club. Steve is known for always thinking of everyone first.

He is survived by his wife, Pamela; two sons, Jason and Travis, his parents Everett and Marilyn Monahan, his brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Pattie Monahan and family; sister and brother in law, Carol and Phil Metcalfe and family, all of Hood River, and father and mother-in-law, Melvin and Lauana Sparks of Parkdale, Ore. Four nieces and three nephews also survive.

Vault interment will be at Pine Grove Cemetery. Reception follows at the Hood River Alliance Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Steve Monahan Memorial Fund for his sons' future education, c/o Anderson's Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.


Raeleen left this world Nov. 27, 2001, to join her mother Rachel and stepfather Gail Ferrier. She now looks over her father Raymond Greene and her loving husband Ed Chapman, their children Carrie Chapman-Macrum (grandson Sean 6), Mike Chapman (granddaughter Heather 16), Dennis Chapman, Shelley Vaught-McDonald (Logan 3, Abbey 2) and John Vaught.

Raeleen has many friends in her hometown of Salmon, Idaho where she graduated from high school in 1962, and then attended the University of Idaho from 1962-1966. While attending the university she was a proud member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority and graduated with a B.S. in Education. Upon receiving her degree she moved to Hood River in Oregon and while raising her children was a substitute teacher for the Hood River School District. She also taught for 10 years for The Dalles School District at the junior high and high school levels. At the "Learning House" she taught English for students facing special challenges. She also managed to coach volleyball and had the only winning team for the years she coached. She retired in 1988 due to her ongoing battle with Multiple Sclerosis. While in Hood River she was a member of Valley Christian Church and began her long-term involvement with the Beta Sigma Phi sorority .

In 1992 she moved to Woodland, Wash., to support Ed who was assuming the role of Fire Chief. They lived there until 1996. While in Woodland she was a member of the Woodland Presbyterian church and continued her involvement with Beta Sigma Phi through the Longview chapter.

In 1996 she and Ed moved to West Richland, Wash., for another Fire Chief role. Raeleen was a member of the Northwest United Protestant Church and continued her Beta Sigma Phi involvement through the Laureate Beta Delta chapter.

Raeleen laughed easily and often and was as quick to start a conversation as she was to lend a hand. She battled MS for 24 years with a positive outlook on life that was truly inspirational. She will be deeply missed by her family and all who were lucky enough to have known her.

Come and celebrate Raeleen's life Saturday Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. at Northwest United Protestant Church 1312 Sacramento Blvd. in Richland, Wash. (at the corner of Wright and Sacramento).

In lieu of flowers please make donations to either The Neurological Center/Multiple Sclerosis (712 Swift Blvd. Suite 1 Richland, WA 99352) or the Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice (2108 West Entiat Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336) or the Northwest United Protestant Church (1312 Sacramento Blvd., Richland, WA 99352).


Louis V. Rhoades, former resident of the Hood River Valley, Portland, and The Dalles, died Nov. 28, 2001, at Flagstone Retirement Home at age 87.

Vay was born Jan. 9, 1914, in Hood River, Ore., to Louis O. and Myrtle (Bradley) Rhoades. He graduated from Odell High School in 1932.

He married Murna C. Beadell on June 1, 1937. They were married for 63 years. They lived in Hood River until 1954 when they moved to Portland. They moved to The Dalles in 1998.

While in Hood River he worked for various businesses including Franz Hardware. From 1942 to 1945 he was in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the 35th Infantry Division, 219th Field Artillery Batallion, fighting in the European Theater during World War II. He received five Battle Stars and the Good Conduct Medal.

After moving to Portland he began working for the State of Oregon Highway Department. After 25 years of service he retired in 1977.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing, traveling and reading. His greatest joy was his family. He was always available to help his friends.

He is survived by his sons and spouses, Steven and Sheila Rhoades of Hood River; Bill and Coralee Rhoades of Madras; sister-in-law Shirley Rhoades of Northport, Wash., and sister-in-law and brother-in-law Mae and Ky Jaques of Hood River.

He is also survived by grandchildren and spouses Will and Tina Rhoades of Spokane, Wash., Barb and Jeff Johansen of Beaverton, Angie and Scott DeHart of Hood River, Cathie and Joe Davidson of Independence, Cindy and Matt Love of Neskowin, and Nicole and Adam Ponce of Ramona, Calif., several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his wife, parents, and brother Harry Rhoades.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, at Pine Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Gorge in care of Anderson Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.


Nellie Trembly, a Hood River, Ore., resident, died Nov. 27, 2001, at her residence. She was 81 years of age.

Her family will receive friends at a visitation on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., and on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Anderson's Tribute Center.

Funeral services will be on Dec. 2, 2001 at 1 p.m. at Anderson's Tribute Center. A reception will follow.

Nellie Trembly was born March 4, 1920, in Lingle, Wyo., to Cecil and Edith (Morgan) Case. She moved with her family to the Big Bend area of Eastern Oregon and Western Idaho. She attended Arena Valley grade school and Nyssa High School in Nyssa, Ore.

On Nov. 20, 1938, she and Charley Trembly were married. Following World War II they lived in Iowa for eight years before moving to Hood River in 1954 with their three children. They made their home on the Old Dalles Road next door to their good friends Kathleen and Dick Nichols. Nellie worked in the fruit industry for 30 years. He greatest enjoyments were traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Nellie was preceded in death by her beloved husband Charley, her parents and four brothers and one grandchild.

She is survived by her sisters Myra Andrews in Wilder, Idaho; Ethel Kadell of Paul, Idaho; and Verna Frazier of Caldwell, Idaho, and sisters-in-laws Lily Case, Donna Case, Elizabeth Trembly, and Marie Spencer.

Three children survive her: Lynn Trembly of Burlingame, Calif.; Judy Trembly Hobbs of Hood River, and Gary Trembly of Camas, Wash. Seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren also survive.

Private interment will be at Pine Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Gorge c/o Anderson's Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.


Helen Klee, a Hood River, Ore., resident died Nov. 26, 2001, at Hood River Care Center. She was 91 years of age.

Funeral services were on Friday, Nov. 30, 2001 at Anderson's Tribute Center in Hood River.

Helen Klee was born July 12, 1910 in Alma, Neb., to Roy and Mary (Anderson) Hays. She moved to Hillsboro, Ore., as a child and then to Hood River, where she was raised and educated. Helen graduated from Hood River High School.

On Dec. 1, 1929, she and Herbert Klee were married. They bought five acres off the Hull place on Hays Drive, clearing, building their home, needed buildings and planting orchard. Helen sold many raspberries and other fruits.

Helen loved children and cooking. Over the years she had cared for over three hundred children.

She was a longtime member of Hood River Valley Christian Church.

Her husband Herbert, two sons, Ted and Don and three sisters, preceded her in death.

Helen's son, Dennis Klee of Portland, Ore.; 10 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and seven nieces and nephews survive her.

Interment was at Mt. View Cemetery in Hood River, Oregon.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hood River Valley Christian Church, Hospice of the Gorge or Northwest Christian College c/o Anderson's Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont Hood River, OR 97031.


Mae Ellen (Beadell) Jaques of Hood River died Dec. 3, 2001. She was 85 years old.

Arrangements are pending with Anderson Tribute Center.

A full obituary will appear in the next edition of the Hood River News.


Lona Ellen Hinrich, a Hood River, Ore., resident died Dec. 2, 2001, at the Hood River Care Center. She was 89 years of age.

Memorial services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Anderson's Tribute Center. Inurnment will be held at Mt. View Cemetery at a later date.

Lona Ellen Hinrich was born May 28, 1912, in Fullerton, Neb., to Emery and Sylvia (Gladwin) Baldon. She moved to Missouri with her family as a young child. After the death of her father, the family returned to Fullerton, Nebraska where she met and married Frank A. Hinrich. During this marriage, which spanned over 64 years, they were blessed with the births of four children. In 1936 Lona and Frank moved to Hood River.

Her many friends will remember Lona as a waitress at Pops Place in Hood River, as a cook at Andy's Y-Inn, a chef at the Hood River Inn and a chef at the Inn at Spanish Head in Lincoln City, Ore. The Red Carpet Restaurant was the last place she worked before retiring. After retirement she and her husband spent time traveling and fishing.

As a member of the VFW Auxiliary, she spent many hours crocheting slippers and lap robes that were distributed to the Veterans Hospital in Portland, Ore.

Lona was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, in 1995 and son, Dale, in 2000.

Her sons, Robert L. Hinrich of Hood River, Ore., and Thomas L. Hinrich of Vale, Ore.; a daughter, Margaret E. Myers of Anaheim, Calif., and four sisters, Carol Goodman, survive her. Lois Burling, Velma Erwin and Vina Lester. Nine grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hood River Care Center c/o Anderson's Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.

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Welcome to your sing-able Christmas gift list. What follows is an emergency rendition of “12 Days of Christmas” – for outfitting your home or car in case of snow storm, earthquake, flood or other emergency. Read it as a simple list, or sing it to the tune of “12 Days” – you know, as in “ … and a partridge in a pear tree…” Not to make light of it, but the song is a familiar framework for a set of gift ideas that you could consider gathering together, even if the recipient already owns items such as a bunch of coats, tire chains and flashlights. Stores throughout the Gorge are stocked up on all these items. Buying all 12 days might be prohibitive, but here are three ideas for checking any of the dozen off your list (notations follow, 1-12.) The gift items needed to stay warm, dry and safe are also coded to suggest items in your abode (A) in your car (C) or both (B). 12 Gallons of Water (A) 11 Family meals (B) 10 Cans of propane (A) 9 Hygiene bags (B) 8 Packs of batteries (A) 7 Spare coats (B) 6 Bright red flares (C) 5 Cozy blankets (B) 4 Tire chains (C) 3 Flashlights (B) 2 cell phone chargers (B) 1 And a crush-proof first aid kit (B) Price ranges? Here’s a few quotes for days Three, Two, Four and Nine: n A family gift of flashlights (three will run $15-30, Hood River Supply, Tum-A-Lum) n Cell phone chargers (two will run $30-60) n Tire chains (basic set, $30, Les Schwab, returnable if unused for the winter) n Family meals ($100 or so should cover the basics for three or four reasonably well-fed days) n The home kit should be kept in a handy place near an exit, and remember that water needs to be replenished every few months. If you have a solid first aid kit already, switch out the gift idea with “and-a-sto-o-u-t- tub-for it-all …” Otherwise, it’s a case of assembling your home or car kits and making sure all members of the family know what the resources are and how to use them (ie flares and propane). Emergency situations are at worst life-threatening, at best deeply uncomfortable if you and your family are left without power for an extended period, or traveling and find yourself in a situation where you need to wait out a storm, lengthy traffic delay, or other crisis. Notes on the 12 gift ideas: 12 – Gallons of water: that’s one per person in a four-member family to last for three days, the recommended minimum to be prepared for utility outages. 11 – Easy-open packaged goods, energy bars, dried food and nuts are good things to include for nutrition. Think of what your family of four needs for three days to stay fortified and hydrated (see number 12). Can-opener also recommended 10 – If you have a propane camping stove, keep extra fuel handy. 9 – Hygiene bags: put packaged moistened towelettes, toilet paper, and plastic ties in large garbage bags (for personal sanitation) Resource list courtesy of Hood River County Emergency Management, Barbara Ayers, manager/ 541-386-1213. The county also reminds residents to Get a Kit, Make A Plan to connect your family if separated, and Stay Informed. See to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge

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