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Thomas Edward Lamm, a Hood River, Ore., resident, died Jan. 25, 2002, at his residence. He was 50 years of age.

Private family services will be held.

Tom Lamm was born Nov. 26, 1951, in Hood River, Ore., to John and Elsie Adeline (Fredrick) Lamm. He was raised and educated in Hood River and then attended Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Ore.

On April 16, 1974, he and Gail Lukenbach were married in Hood River.

Tom volunteered with the Hood River Fire Department from 1971 to 1991. He worked as an engineer with the Hood River Fire Department from 1979 to 1986 when he was disabled by a stroke.

He enjoyed his family, fishing and golf.

He is survived by his wife Gail, daughter Jaci Maddox and her husband, Joe; mother Elsie Lamm and brother, Dick Lamm, all of Hood River; nephews Rich Lamm of Portland, Ore., and David Lamm of Germany and nieces Chris Lukenbach of Bothell, Wash., and Heidi Lukenbach of Everett, Wash.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association for diabetes research, c/o Anderson's Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031


Mike Andrew Wendland, a Hood River, Ore., resident, died Jan. 26, 2002, in Hood River. He was 72 years of age.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 29, 11 a.m., at Anderson's Tribute Center.

Mike Wendland was born Dec. 25, 1929, in Portland, Oregon to Frederick and Lenora (Cromwell) Wendland. He was raised and educated in Portland and Bend, Ore., coming to Hood River, Oregon in 1967. He worked for over 25 years at the Hanel Mill.

He was a professional boxer in his youth, and enjoyed his friends, camping, fishing and storytelling.

Survivors include his daughter, Tammy Ambers and her husband, Lewis, and two grandsons, Jason and Dakota Ambers, all of Hood River.

Private interment will be at Upper Valley Cemetery in Parkdale, OR.


Trisha Ann Thornton, a Hood River, Ore., resident, was killed as an innocent victim of street racing Jan. 18, 2002. She was 19 years of age.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at 1 p.m. at the Bowe Theatre at Hood River Valley High School.

Trisha Ann Thornton was born June 29, 1982, in Hood River, Oregon to Lyle and Sharon Thornton. She was raised and educated in Hood River, graduating from Hood River Valley High School in 2000.

Trisha enjoyed collecting turtles, hiking, camping and skiing. She was employed at Luhr Jensen.

She is survived by her mother, Sharon Mainwaring; her father, Lyle Thornton and grandmother, Reta Byrd, all of Hood River; brothers, Jason of North Carolina and Jacob, Lucas and Jacob Daniel of Hood River; sisters, Vanessa, Kati and Michon of Hood River; stepfather Smokey Mainwaring and step mother Virginia Thornton both of Hood River.

Her grandparents, Edith and Leonard Thornton and Howard Byrd, preceded her in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to F.A.S.D. Foundation c/o Anderson's Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.


Junior B. Carmen, a Hood River, Ore., resident died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002 at Hood River Care Center. He was 80 years of age.

A visitation will be held on Sunday Jan. 27, 2002, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Anderson's Tribute Center.

A graveside service with vault interment at Idlewild Cemetery will be on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, at 11 a.m. and will be followed by a memorial service at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church at 1 p.m.

Junior B. Carmen was born May 22, 1921, in Crofton, Neb., to Floyd H. and Marie E. (Meier) Carmen. Crofton was where he spent his childhood growing up and attending school. After graduating from high school around 1940 he moved to Hood River, and joined the Army Air Corps during World War II. His rank was that of Staff Sergeant.

Junior then married Dorothy McIntyre in Stevenson, Wash., on Dec. 16, 1945, with whom he shared 56 wonderful years of marriage. Mr. Carmen was employed as a carpenter until he retired in 1983.

He was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, the American Legion and a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Junior loved all sports, but especially bowling, golf, and softball. He also enjoyed working in his yard and tending to his flower gardens. He was an animal lover and would feed anything that came to his doorstep.

Mr. Carmen is survived by his wife Dorothy, daughter Bonnie Darr and son-in-law Jim Darr of Hood River.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Gorge 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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