Obituaries - October 16

Nancy ‘Sis’ Hinman

Nancy “Sis” Hinman, age 72, passed away Oct. 8, 2002, at her residence.

Services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Tribute Center. Visitation will be on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Tribute Center.

She was born Sept. 26, 1930, in Parkdale, Ore., to Leonard and Retha (Howard) Chandler. In 1934, her family moved to Mt. Hood, Ore., where she was raised with her sister and two brothers. On Feb. 12, 1949, James Brown, pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Parkdale, married her and Norman Hinman at the Manse.

Norman and Nancy bought property and raised their four children in Mt. Hood. By 1974 all their children had married and left home. In 1976, a partnership was made with son, Dale, and his wife to purchase an orchard in the Odell area, where she has lived since. Mrs. Hinman worked at many occupations while raising her family. She packed fruit at Diamond Fruit Company, clerked at Lum and Abner Market in Mt. Hood, cooked one year at Parkdale Elementary School, wrapped meat at Keils and Safeway markets and sold jewelry. In 1977 she decided to stay on the ranch and help her husband.

When asked what her finest accomplishment was, she said raising her children to adulthood. Wherever Mrs. Hinman lived, she had a large yard with flowers and large vegetable garden. She loved to can foods for winter. Nancy enjoyed reading and traveling. For 15 years she watched her 10 granddaughters and three grandsons play Little League baseball and traveled to wherever the All-Star teams played. She enjoyed having her family together at holidays or at any other time. She loved to cook for all occasions, sit down dinners, picnics or a large pot of chili after sledding or snowmobiling. She loved playing with her grandchildren, night sleighing parties and many sleepovers. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy.

She is survived by two sons, Dale Hinman and his wife, Melinda, and Bruce Hinman, all of Hood River; daughter-in-law Shirley of Hood River; sister Phyllis McDonald of Poulsbo, Wash., and two brothers, Leonard Chandler of Prineville, Ore., and Norman Chandler of Post Falls, Idaho. Nineteen grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and more than 100 nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by her husband Norman in 1995, her son Hugh in 1996, daughter Debby Brosseau in 1977, granddaughter Empiro Brosseau in 1974, her father in 1969, mother in 1999 and grandson Mike Kreeklow in 2000.

Vault entombment will be at Idlewild Mausoleum.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Odell Fire Department, Hood River Ambulance Service or Hospice of the Gorge, c/o Anderson’s Tribute Center 1401 Belmont Hood River, Oregon 97031.

Jean Smith

Former Hood River resident Jean Smith passed away in North Bend, Ore., on Oct. 12, 2002, at the age of 73.

Visitation will be at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 17, with a service following at 1 p.m. at Church of the Nazarene in Hood River. Interment will follow at Idlewild Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bay Area Nazarene Church for enrichment to their music program, at 1850 Clark St., North Bend, OR 97459.

A complete obituary will appear in a later edition of the Hood River News. Gardner Funeral Home of White Salmon is in charge of arrangements.

Alan Tucker

Alan Farquhar Tucker, of Vancouver, Wash., died Oct. 8, 2002, at his home. He was 85 years of age.

Alan was born May 9, 1917, in Hood River, Ore. He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII, and in the Air Force reserves until 1962. He had lived in Vancouver since 1945.

Alan enjoyed woodworking and was the handyman for his neighbors at Meadow Verde in Hazel Dell, Wash. He built his own airplane and was a pilot. He retired in 1975 from his position as production planner for Crown Zellerbach.

Alan is survived by his wife, Constance M. (McAtee) Tucker; three daughters, Frances T. Brent of Maple Valley, Wash., Carol D. Tucker of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Debora T. Brown of Ridgefield, Wash.; three sons, Richard F. Tucker of Jackson, Miss., Thomas A. Tucker of Longview, Wash., and Robert E. Tucker of Reno Nev.; a sister, Priscilla A. Tucker of Hood River, Ore.; a brother, Norman Tucker of Hood River; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Winifred Niemuth.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 18, at Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel in Vancouver, Wash. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

James Lovell II

James Alvin “Al” Lovell II, of Granby, Mo., died on Oct. 10, 2002 at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, Mo., after a short illness. He was 83 years of age.

He was born Dec. 10, 1918, in Hood River, Ore., to James Alvin and Gertrude Margaret (McCarter) Lovell.

Mr. Lovell lived much of his life in the Hood River area. During World War II he served in the Coast Guard on the U.S.S. Leonard Wood PA 12 in the South Pacific Theatre. During his lifetime he worked as a carpenter, building contractor, and owned and operated several restaurants; he also owned the Lovell Insurance Agency in Madras, Ore. He belonged to the Hood River V.F.W. Post.

In 1980 he moved from Oregon to Granby. He attended the Granby Miracle Church.

He and Elsie May Byrd were married June 29, 1941, in Vancouver, Wash., and she survives. Additional survivors include three children and their spouses: Sharron McCain and husband Jim of Ritchey, Mo.; James Alvin Lovell III and wife Jerri Lynn of Wasco, Ore.; and Cynthia Fisher of Granby, Mo. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister and seven brothers.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Clark Funeral Chapel in Granby, with Rev. Wayne Brust officiating and Rev. Richard Morris assisting. Interment will follow in the Hebron Cemetery in Cave Springs, Ark. Pallbearers will be James Scott McCain, Michael McCain, Sr., Daniel McCain, Phillip Lovell, Aaron Surber, Michael McCain, Jr., James Alvin Lovell IV, and Steven McCain. Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home of Granby, Mo.

Roy Basham

Roy E. Basham, 75, a resident of Rockford, Ore., died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002, at his home. A complete obituary will be published in Saturday’s paper. Columbia Cremation and Burial in The Dalles is handling arrangements.

Dale Fosburg

Dale Henry Fosburg died Oct. 10, 2002, at the age of 55, in Vancouver, Wash.

Dale was born on Feb. 27, 1947, in Burns, Ore., and lived in Hood River during his childhood. He worked as an operations specialist.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy, daughters Richelle Streitt and Angela Garcia, sister Barbara Fosburg of Juneau, Alaska, and brothers Jack Fosburg of Randle, Wash., Bill Fosburg of Skamania, Wash., and Gene Fosburg of Longview, Wash.

He is also survived by two granddaughters.

Dale was an avid Blazers fan and was a volunteer for Alpinees Search and Rescue. He was involved with Evergreen Jaycees.

Memorial service is planned for Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002, at 5 p.m., at Vancouver United Methodist Church, 11000 N.E. 4th Plain Blvd., Vancouver, Wash., with a potluck to follow.

Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Oregon and Washington, P.O. Box 15149, Portland, OR, 97293, United Way, or the American Diabetes Association, 380 S.E. Spokane St., Suite 110, Portland, OR 97202.

Hamilton-Mylan Funeral Home of Vancouver is in charge of arrangements.

Clarence Williams

A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Oct. 18, 2002, for Clarence “Clancy” Williams, at Sandy Funeral Home in Sandy, Ore. A committal service will follow at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Ore.

Mr. Williams died in his home at Sandy on Oct. 11, 2002.

Clarence Allen Williams was born on Nov. 19, 1940, in Emma, Ill., to Marion and Ollie Williams. At the age of 2, the family moved to Hood River, where Clancy was raised and received his schooling. After graduating from high school, he furthered his education and attended college in Monmouth and worked part time for the U.S. Forest Service.

On Dec. 8, 1965, Clancy was drafted into the Army. He was honorably discharged on Dec. 7, 1967. After his discharge, he continued his employment with the Forest Service. It was on Dec. 15, 1968, that he was united in marriage with Cameron Nichols in Hood River. They made their home in Hood River as Clancy was employed for the Forest Service in Parkdale, Ore. Due to his career with the Forest Service, the family moved to various areas, settling in Heppner, Ore., where they enjoyed retirement.

Clancy was an avid hunter all through the seasons and enjoyed watching sports. In his younger years he played baseball and wrestled.

Surviving are his wife, Cammy of Sandy, his daughter, Chantelle Beason of Sandy; his sons, Scott Williams of Langley, Wash., and Sam Williams of Sandy.

He is also survived by his brothers and sisters: Betty Gustafson of Bend, Ore., Clyde Williams of Hood River, Tom Williams of Elmira, Ore., John Williams of Portland, Ore., Peggy Brittle of Oregon City, Tony Williams of Grand Junction, Colo., and Donna Sanders of Milwaukie, Ore. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren.

Jack Kerr

Hood River resident Jack Kerr died on Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Anderson’s Tribute Center.

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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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