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Fleeta V. Gosney, a former Hood River, Ore., resident died Dec. 31, 2001 in Ashland, Ore. She was 90 years of age.

Fleeta was born Dec. 27, 1911 in Grant City, Mo., to Sumner Albert and Mary Elizabeth (Clevenger) Moore and was raised and educated in Mt. Ayr, Iowa.

In 1930, she and Charles E. Miller were married in Iowa and moved to the Hood River area in 1933. Mr. Miller died in 1960.

In 1964 she and Eldon Gosney were married. Mr. Gosney died in 1982.

Fleeta attended Asbury United Methodist Church and was a 43-year member of the Hood River Eagles Lodge.

She packed fruit at Duckwall-Pooley, worked at Heights Greenhouse and managed the Cooper Spur Inn in the mid 1950s.

She had resided in the Fairview, Ore., area for several years.

Survivors include her son, Larry Miller of Gladstone, Ore.; two daughters, Donna Baumer of Portland, Ore., and Connie Carter of Lebannon, Ore., eight grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jenny Vance, three brothers and three sisters.

Visitation was the morning of Friday, Jan. 4. Funeral services were scheduled for 2 p.m. Jan. 4; concluding services and interment will be at Pine Grove Cemetery.

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


Mary Ann Starr, 72, a Hood River resident, died Dec. 8, 2001, at Apache Junction, Ariz., hospice unit, following an extended illness.

She was born March 7, 1929, in Warren, Ohio, a daughter of Fred and Josephine Liberatore, and moved to Oregon in 1978.

She was a 1946 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School in Warren, Ohio. She retired from United Telephone Co.

An avid walker, she enjoyed golfing, cooking and traveling.

In addition to her husband, Byron, of Hood River, she leaves her father, and brother Fred Jr. of Warren, Ohio, and sister, Frances Stanko of San Ramon, Calif.

Funeral services were held at St. Pius X Church in Warren, Ohio, followed by interment at St. Mary's Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice.


Funeral services for Sharon Ann Windsor, 62, of Coos River, Ore., were Thursday, Jan. 3, at Christ Lutheran Church in Coos Bay, Ore. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Park in Coos Bay.

Sharon was born Nov. 14, 1939, in Kelso, Wash., to Hayes and Elaine (Thomas) Eggleston. She died Dec. 30, 2001, in Coos Bay.

She graduated from Wasco County Union High School in Maupin, Ore., the class of 1957. On June 3, 1956, she married Gerald M. Windsor in Hood River. She lived in Tygh Valley, White Salmon, Wash., and Bend, Ore., where she worked at the Rexall Drug Store. She also lived in the Beaverton-Aloha area and worked at Payless and owned and operated Circle K Grocery with her husband. She lived in North Bend and worked for Bi-Mart and Skyline Market. While in Albany, she was active in bowling. She returned to Coos River in 1996, as a homemaker. She attended Christ Lutheran Church and was active and held offices in the Women's Bowling Association from 1965 until last year. She was a member of the Gold Panners Association of America.

She enjoyed raising her children and spending time with family and gold-panning with her husband. She was an avid quilt-maker and antique and doll collector.

She is survived by her husband, Gerald, of Coos River, son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Sara Windsor of Tracy, Calif., daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Dan Schmidt of Coos Bay; sisters and brother-in-law, Hazel Ramsdell and Dolores and her husband, Ike Adamson, all of Albany; brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Faye Eggleston of Silverton, Ore.; grandchildren, Jason and Brian Windsor, both of Tracy and Kayla and Alyssa Schmidt, both of Coos Bay.

She was preceded in death by her parents and infant son, Micheal H. Windsor.

The family suggests memorial contributions to American Red Cross, Curry Chapter, P.O. Box 1175, Coos Bay, OR, 97420.


Myrtle Myers, age 87, died Jan. 2, 2002, in The Dalles, Ore.

She was born July 31, 1904 in Belding, Wisc., to Darwin and Hattie Northup. She and her family came west on one of the last covered wagons when she was six.

They homesteaded in Pilot Rock, Ore., for 10 years then they moved to the Ridgefield, Wash., area where she attended high school. She went one year to business college in Vancouver, Wash. She married Frank Myers on Oct. 1, 1927 and they made their home in Westin, Ore., until 1942, when they moved to Washougal, Wash., and then Camas, Wash. She spent the last 20 years in Goldendale, Wash. Her life was her children and teaching the Bible. She enjoyed flowers, crocheting, and making quilts. She was a Jehovah's Witness for 77 years.

Mrs. Myers is survived by her sons, James I. of Goldendale, and Jack. F. and Terrance T., both of Camas; daughter Juanita McHargue of Washougal, 21 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a baby daughter, Alice May, her husband of 36 years in 1963, and two sisters and two brothers.

Memorial services for Myrtle Myers will be Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at 1 p.m., at the Camas-Washougal Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 735 `II' St., in Washougal. Private family committal will be held at the Fern Prairie Cemetery in Camas. Straub's Funeral Home in Camas is in charge of arrangements.

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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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