Obituaries 10/20


Alfred Andrew Streich, a Mt. Hood, Ore., resident, died October 15, 2001 at Providence Medical Center in Portland, Ore., at the age of 84.

A private family services and vault entombment was held on Wednesday at Idlewild Mausoleum.

Al Streich was born in Portland on March 14, 1917, to Andrew and Anna (Nydegger) Streich. In 1943 Al commercial fished the waters of Alaska. On May 29, 1950, Al married Bea, then for the next 40 years he logged the timbers of the Northwest including the redwoods of California. In 1962 Al and his family moved to Mt. Hood, and purchased Mt. Hood Auto Wreckers. In 1972 he went to work for the Oregon State Highway Department and retired in 1982.

After retiring, Al and his wife fulfilled Al's lifelong dream, collecting and refurbishing farm, logging and blacksmith equipment. Al's greatest pride was opening Mt. Hood Farms Antique Museum to the public where he displayed one of the West Coasts largest antique cast iron seat collections.

Al's greatest compassion was helping his family, elk hunting, displaying a showcase yard, and traveling statewide following his grandchildren's sports activities,

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Bea Streich of Mt. Hood; children Sandy Linville and her husband, Bob, of Carmichael, Calif.; Hup Streich and his wife, Judy, of Mt. Hood; Heidi Huskey and her husband, Bob, of Mt. Hood; and Hoby Streich of Hood River.

He is also survived by his brother Walter Streich of Elgin, Ore.; grandchildren Hup Jr. and Hauna Streich, SaVanna and Shay Huskey, April Fishell and Craig Cornell and great-grandchildren Madison and McKenzie Fishell and Thomas and Jordan Cornell.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Warren, and stepson Rollie Leedle.

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


Ella Mae Parrish, 76, a resident of Hood River, Ore., died at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital on Oct. 16, 2001.

She was born Nov. 6, 1924, in The Dalles, Ore., the youngest of three children to James Orville and Mary Florence (Rice) Betsworth. She graduated from Hood River High School.

Ella married Holmer Guy Parrish on July 3, 1947, in Hood River and he preceded her in death in August 1990.

She is survived by her son, Rober R. Parrish, Sweet Home, Ore.; her daughter, Charlene Loraine Garcia, of Hood River; and five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Viewing visitation was held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19 at Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at The Dalles Parklawn Cemetery at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, with Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home in care of arrangements.


James Edward McCravey, age 78, died Oct. 16, 2001 at his Hood River, Ore. residence.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at 10:30 a.m. at the Pine Grove United Methodist Church followed by interment at Pine Grove Cemetery.

James McCravey was born March 31, 1923, in Emory, Texas. In 1942, he married Ruth Farris, who preceded him in death in March 2001. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a contractor and builder in the Dallas, Texas area until retiring in 1988. Since retirement, he divided his time between homes in Joy, Texas and Hood River. He was an active member of the Hood River Sportsman Club and was passionate about hunting and the outdoors.

Survivors include his son Michael and daughter Polly Ann Carter; two grandchildren, Mathew and Jamey; his mother, Betty; sisters Willie Ruth Dannelley, Charlene Gilbert and Bobby Trammell and a brother, Eugene.

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


Jack Lunden, a Parkdale, Ore., resident, died Oct, 16, 2001, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. He was 81 years of age.

Private family services were held.

Jack Lunden was born Dec. 20, 1919 in Naples, Idaho to Amil and Ida (Finney) Lunden. He was raised and educated in the Coeur d'Alene, Idaho area and graduated from Rose Lake High School in Rose Lake, Idaho.

During World War II, he served in the 172nd Infantry, 43rd Division in the liberation of the Philippines and occupancy of Japan.

On Jan. 6, 1959 he and Patricia A. Robertson were married.

Mr. Lunden had worked as a registered land surveyor in Idaho, Oregon and Alaska. He lived in Alaska until moving to Parkdale in 1974 after a 35-year career of power line survey and design.

His wife, Pat and son Jack A. Lunden, daughter Kristen, sister Rose Martin and nieces and nephews survive him. He also leaves his dog "Red".

Memorial contributions may be made to Northwest Medical Teams or the Salvation Army, c/o Anderson's Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont Hood River, OR 97031.


Grace Mary Nordgren died on Oct. 9 at the age of 67 at Portland Adventist Hospital.

Visitation was held Friday at Bateman Carroll Funeral Chapel and Crematory in Gresham. Funeral services will be held today at 10 a.m. at the the funeral home.

Grace was born Aug. 9, 1934, the second of two children born to Walter and Dorothy Maurer. She grew up in Parkdale, graduating from Parkdale High School. In 1953, she married Norman Nordgren and they moved to the Portland area where she was a homemaker. She was a member of the Elks, the American Legion and the VFW.

When she was younger, she enjoyed bowling and billards. She enjoyed boating and flying with her husband, who was a pilot. Later, she enjoyed nothing more than spending time with her four grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Norman, of Portland; her mother Dorothy of Hood River; her daughters Karen Nordgren of Emporia, Kans., Susan Smart of Gresham, and Ellen Letsis of Sandy; and four grandchildren.


Elmer H. Lierman, a Mosier resident, died Oct. 10 at the Hood River Care Center at the age of 85.

Visitation was held Friday at Anderson's Tribute Center in Hood River. Graveside services and interment is Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Fir Crest Cemetery in Monmouth. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Mosier Grange in Mosier.

Elmer was born Nov. 13, 1915, in Grand Ronde to Reinhold and Anna Schmid Lierman. He was raised and educated in Oregon, graduating from Oregon State University in 1941 with a degree in agriculture. He worked as a professional agriculturist for most of his life in the Mid-Columbia area. He served as mayor of Mosier for 10 years and was a member of The Dalles Elks Lodge.

He is survived by a brother, Walter Lierman, of Salem; two sisters, Ruth Wiggs and Esther Root, both of Keizer; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions in memory of Elmer can be made to the American Heart Association or to Oregon State University c/o Anderson's Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River 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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