Obituaries - November 9

Anthony Royce

Anthony Lyle Royce passed from this life on Nov. 4, 2002, in Cascade Locks, Ore. He was 19 years of age. Services will be held on Saturday Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. at the Cascade Locks High School Gym, followed by graveside services at Cascade Locks Cemetery.

He was born in Portland, Ore., on April 4, 1983. Anthony is loved and missed by his family. He was a “Big Brother” in Cascade Locks, and mentored younger children of the city in many different ways. He assisted with the Food Bank, Refereed basketball, softball and T-ball games and was easily recognizable in the community by the smile on his face.

At different times of his life, Anthony was the Cascade Locks Middle School Student of the Month, the best soccer player on the Middle School Soccer Team, and easily the most naturally talented musician at Cascade Locks School. Even after his student career at the school had ended, he volunteered his personal time assisting Dick Dramer, the school music teacher, playing and “jamming” on his bass clarinet. When he wasn’t doing that, he could usually be found “updating” his software. Anthony loved computers, and eventually became very good at computer repair.

More than any of this, Anthony is remembered for the good he did on a very personal level towards his family and friends. His memory does not conjure impressions of lingering bitterness towards life. He will be remembered for his loud alarm clock, the way he tossed horseshoes, the way he said, “I am proud of you.” He will always be remembered as an Encourager.

He is survived by his father, Dale of Hood River, Ore.; his mother, Elodia of Cascade Locks, Ore.; his stepmother, Glenda of Hood River, Ore.; his brother, Joel of LaGrande, Ore.; his sister, Rochelle of Cascade Locks; two stepbrothers, Scott Hooper of Parkdale, Ore. and Brett Hooper of Hood River, Ore. and his god brother, Caesar Walton of Minnesota; his grandparents Joel and Dora Barrios of Napa, Calif. and Ena Royce of Navarre Beach, Fla.; uncles Ben Barrios of Napa, Calif., Barry Royce of Oklahoma and Randy Royce of Fairfax, Va.; aunts Vickie Barrios, Karen Usener, Rebecca Royce and Robbie Royce and many cousins. Interment will be at Cascade Locks Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Anthony Royce Memorial Fund c/o Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.

Ann ‘Sis’ Henson

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Tucker Road Baptist Church in Hood River, Ore., for Ann Henson.

Ann died on Nov. 4, 2002, in her home with family by her side at age 71. She was born Sept. 19, 1931, in Fort Scott, Kan. to Max and Thelma Kaley. She moved to Hood River in 1970 from Kansas City, Kan.

Ann’s favorite things in life were raising her family, enjoying her grandchildren, fishing, reading and sharing laughter with her many cherished friends and family.

She is survived by Jay, her husband of 31 years, and her seven children and family: Steve and Marta Kaley, Annie and Ron Simonds, Candy Fischer, George and Debi Fischer, Darla and Dale Davis, Jacob and Luciana Fischer, Frankie Henson, and stepchildren Lora Lee and Don Hopkins, and Wayne and Jen Henson.

She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, her sisters Kay Lee, Maxine Long, and Mary Lou Richardson, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be given in her name to Hospice of the Gorge, Special Olympics of the Gorge or Hood River Chapter of American Red Cross, c/o Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.

Stephen Butterfield

Stephen Elmer Butterfield, a Hood River, Ore., resident, died Nov. 5, 2002, at his residence. He was 62 years of age.

Services will be held on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m. at Anderson’s Tribute Center. A reception will follow.

Stephen Butterfield was born Sept. 19, 1940, in Hood River, to Elmer and Adeline Alberta (Bostick) Butterfield. He grew up and attended schools in Hood River, and then attended the Behnke-Walker Business College of Portland for two years. In 1962 he entered the U.S. Army. He served in Oklahoma and Germany.

Mr. Butterfield worked in accounts receivable for Consolidated Freightway in Portland, Ore., for 31 years, retiring on his 56th birthday. He loved to travel throughout Europe and in his younger days, enjoyed dancing.

He is survived by his son, Jeff Butterfield of Vancouver, Wash.; daughter Polly Cavanaugh of Portland; sister Louise Hoffman of Hood River; former wife and life long friend Judy Davis of Milwaukie, Ore.; nephews Brian Hoffman of Hood River, and James Hoffman of The Dalles, Ore., and aunts Velda Deos of Hood River, and Vera Wilde of Junction City, Ore.;

Private inurnment will be at Idlewild Cemetery.

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

James H. Simpson

James H. “Jim” Simpson, age 68, died Nov. 6, 2002, at his Hood River, Ore., residence.

Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Tribute Center.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation or the Hood River Lions Foundation c/o Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.

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

Leah Abraham

Leah Abraham, formerly of Hood River, died Nov. 6, 2002.

She was born in Portland on May 12, 1916, but lived and raised her children in Hood River for 36 years.

A memorial service will be on Nov. 12, 2002, at 1 p.m., at First Congregational Church, 1126 S.W. Park.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Hood River Riverside Community Church or Hood River County Library.

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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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