Wednesday, October 17, 2001
JAMES L. FASSBENDER
James Leroy Fassbender, a Hood River, Ore., resident, died Oct. 10, 2001 at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. He was 53 years of age.
James Fassbender was born Dec. 7, 1947 in Aberdeen, S.D. to George "Bud" and Audrey Herman Fassbender. He attended school in South Dakota and moved to Hood River in 1964. In 1968 he married Helen Joan Bennett in Port Angeles, Wash. They made their home in Hermiston, Oregon and later moved to Parkdale, Ore.
Mr. Fassbender was an avid carpenter, enjoying making things out of wood. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and being outdoors. During the holidays he enjoyed decorating his house and yard with lights.
Survivors include his daughters, Cindy Pinkston of The Dalles, Ore.; Shannon Severns and Melinda Harris, both of Pendleton, Ore.; his mother, Audrey Fassbender of Montana, sisters Georgia Duckworth of Montana and Terrell Moore of Portland, Ore., nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
His father preceded him in death.
Private family services will be held.
Funeral arrangements by Anderson's Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.
JAMES E. McCRAVEY
James E. McCravey, a Hood River, Ore., resident, died Oct. 16, 2001 at his home.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Anderson's Tribute Center. A full obituary will appear in the next edition of the Hood River News.
ALFRED A. STREICH
Alfred A. Streich, a Parkdale, Ore., resident, died Oct. 15, 2001 at Providence Medical Center in Portland, Ore., at age 84. Arrangements are pending at Anderson's Tribute Center. A full obituary will appear in the next issue of the Hood River News.
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Parkdale third graders sing "12 Disaster Days of Christmas"
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 www.co.hood-river.or.us to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge