Obituaries - October 23

Darrel Anderson

Hood River resident Darrel Wayne Anderson died Oct. 17, 2002, with his family there comforting him at Portland Providence Medical Center. He was 66 years of age.

A funeral service will be held Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Tribute Center.

A visitation will be held on Oct. 24 at Anderson’s Tribute Center from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Darrel Wayne Anderson was born March 26, 1936, to Charles and Mamie (Hall) Anderson in Crossroads, Mo. Mr. Anderson came from a family of 11 children.

He attended schools as a child in the Sparta-Chadwick area in Missouri.

Once out of school, Mr. Anderson enlisted in the United States Air Force. On Oct. 26, 1955, in Yakima, Wash., Darrel W. Anderson married Betty Jean Hess, with whom he shared 47 wonderful years of marriage.

Together they started their family and traveled to wherever Mr. Anderson was stationed. He was stationed in Othello, Wash.; Inchon, South Korea; Harlington, Texas; Fairbanks, Alaska; and Whiteman Air Force Base. He was then honorably discharged from the military and moved his family to Springfield, Mo., where he worked as a policeman.

In 1967 Darrel moved his family to Hood River, Ore., where he worked various jobs for a short time until accepting a job as a local police officer. In 1972, Mr. Anderson started working part time for Diamond Fruit and eventually left the police force to work full time. Darrel was a faithful employee at Diamond Fruit until 1997 when he retired.

Mr. Anderson then became an entrepreneur and started Columbia Biological (a biological supply company) and Anderson Pit Stop (a fresh fruit stand.) Darrel also had a small cherry orchard in which he took much pride. He also loved flowers and landscaping and his beautiful yard was a testimony to it.

Some of Darrel’s hobbies included fishing, and antique and classic car collecting. He was a member of the Fruit Loop, American Legion, and was raised in the Church of Christ.

Mr. Anderson is survived by his wife Betty Jean of Hood River, daughters Deborah J. Allen of Hood River, Lonna Kay Taylor of McMinnville, Ore., and Diana Michelle Anderson of Goldendale, Wash., sons Markham Wayne Anderson of Hood River, Chris C. and James C. Anderson of Portland, sisters Genevieve Horton of Nixa, Mo., and Lois Davis of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho.

He is also survived by brothers Everett Anderson of Oldfield, Mo., and Elvin “Barney” Anderson of Cassville, Mo., 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.

Darrel was preceded in death by six of his siblings.

Memorial contributions may be made to Providence Portland Medical Foundation or the charity of your choice c/o Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.

Ginger Herring

Ginger Kay Hennis Herring, 55, a resident of The Dalles, died at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002.

She was born Oct. 7, 1947, in Caldwell, Idaho, the oldest child to David and Marianne (Miller) Hennis. She grew up in the Olympia, Wash., area and lived there until moving to Shelton, Wash., in the early 1970s. She lived in Lacey, Wash., from 1980 to 1988, then returned to Shelton until moving to The Dalles in 1993.

Ginger had worked at Hood River Jewelers and Apland Jewelry in Hood River and was currently employed at Gayer Jewelers in The Dalles.

She enjoyed decoration and floral design, quilting, the outdoors and fishing.

She is survived by her husband, Colby Ray Herring of The Dalles, whom she married July 10, 1979, in Kingsville, Texas; her daughter, Kim Beagley and husband, Curtis, of Rochester, Wash.; granddaughters, Charlee and Allison; her mother, Marianne Williams, Olympia; her father, David Hennis, El Paso, Texas; her brothers, Bud Craig, Elma, Wash., Michael Hennis, Seattle and Shepard Brooks, Celebration, Fla., and her sisters, Debbie Milke, McCleary, Wash., and Pam Parks, Vancouver, Wash.

Memorials services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, at The Dalles Civic Auditorium Fireside Room. Private cremation was held at The Dalles Win-quatt Crematory with Smith Callaway Chapel in care of arrangements.

Remembrances may be made to Home at Last Animal Friends, P. O. Box 390, The Dalles, OR 97058.

Jean Smith

Jean Smith died on Oct. 12 after battling a cancerous tumor of the brain. She leaves behind an adoring husband, Billy, of 58 years, her loving daughter, Debby Halvorson, a family who deeply admired her, and a lifetime filled with achievement.

Rozella Jean Hutson was born the youngest of nine children (now all deceased) on April 16, 1929, and was raised in Hood River. She married Billy Smith at age 15 and proceeded to work at a local fruit packing house, as a dental hygenist, as a hairdresser, and as a shop owner in Hood River for many years. During this time she won numerous local and state hairdressing awards for her skill, was elected President of the Oregon Hairdressers Association, and was a valued businesswoman in the community.

Following these accomplishments, she and Billy moved to Anchorage, Alaska, where she later graduated from the University of Alaska with a Law Science degree. Jean worked in the legal office of the Alyeska Pipeline while in Alaska, and returned to Hood River in 1979. The next year, Jean had the honor of working as Oregon State Nursing Home Ombudsman for Governor Vic Atiyeh from 1980-1984 and was a fierce advocate for senior citizens. With this experience, Jean entered local politics, holding a position on the Hood River City Council for six years.

In 1994, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Smith celebrated 50 years of marriage and moved to Sun City, Ariz. A few years later they bought property in Prineville, Ore., and continued living there during six months of the year until her illness in 2002. She and Billy then moved in with their daughter and son-in-law in North Bend, Ore.

Jean considered her greatest achievments to be her family (especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren), her love for God, attaining a college degree, and her involvement in the Sun City and Hood River Nazarene churches. Many will remember her incredibly unique voice, her elegance, and her command as a woman of confidence and achievement.

Her funeral was held Oct. 17 at the Hood River Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Ron Halvorson, Rev. Quincy Angiers, and Rev. Jim Lais officiating. She is buried beside her beloved son, Baby Billy, in Idelwild Cemetery.

Memorial contributions (to be used toward the purchase of musical materials) may be sent to the Bay Area Church of the Nazarene, 1850 Clark St., North Bend, OR, 97459.

Janet L. Haupt

Funeral services for Janet “Jan” L. Haupt, 81, of Le Sueur, Minn., were held on Sept. 21, 2002, at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. Mrs. Haupt died Sept. 18 of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). Fr. Ken O’Hotto and family friend Fr. John Laurance, S.J., concelebrated the mass of Christian burial.

Jan was born on Aug. 28, 1921, to Wenceslaus “Jim” and Sophie (Rynda) Dvorak in Montgomery, Minn. She attended Holy Redeemer Grade School and graduated from MHS in 1939. After attending the Minnesota School of Business in Minneapolis, Jan worked in the business office of the Minnesota Valley Canning Company (Green Giant Co.). On Aug. 3, 1946, she married John Haupt at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montgomery. The couple raised their six children in Winsted, Blue Earth and Le Sueur, Minn., and Ripon, Wis. After her children started school, Jan returned to work as an Administrative Assistant for four different law firms in Le Sueur and Ripon until she retired at age 73. The couple returned to Le Sueur in 1996.

Mrs. Haupt was active in St. Anne’s CCW and served as First Lady while her husband was mayor of Ripon from 1988-1996. Jan was a passionate bridge player and Minnesota Twins fan. She also enjoyed college and professional football and basketball. She was a loving mother and grandmother whose warmth and smile will always be remembered.

Mrs. Haupt is survived by her husband of 56 years, John Haupt; six children and their spouses: Greg Haupt and Cara Beames of Minneapolis, Steve Haupt of St. Paul, Minn., Mary H. and Doug Rabe of Frisco, Colo., Patricia Haupt and Jim Wygle of Littleton, Colo., Margaret Haupt and Tom Herrera of Mosier, Ore., Richard Haupt and Arlene Palmer of Montgomery, Minn., and American Field Service daughter Jill (Campbell) and Tim L’Estrange of Sydney, Australia.

She is also survived by five grandchildren: Elise, Beth, Anthony, Nora and Jonathan Haupt, and four brothers: Earl Dvorak of Bloomington, Ind., Bill and Bob Dvorak of Montgomery, Minn., and Don Dvorak of Urbandale, Iowa. Her parents and four brothers proceeded Jan in death.

Richard Flood

A funeral service for former Hood River High School coach Richard Flood will be on Oct. 25, 2002, at 11 a.m., at Gresham High School auditorium. Private family interment will be at a local cemetery.

Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Gresham Funeral Chapel.

Richard died on Oct. 19, 2002, in Eugene, Ore., at the age of 62.

Richard Flood was born on April 3, 1940, in Raymond, Wash., the son of Robert and Geneva Flood. As a child, at age 2, the family came to Portland where Richard was raised and educated. He was a 1958 graduate of Roosevelt High School.

After graduating, Richard attended Linfield College, pursuing a degree in education. While in college, Richard excelled in football, he was the starting linebacker for three years and was on the first team to play their first bowl game in the Camelia Bowl. He graduated in 1962. He then continued at Linfield receiving his masters degree in 1963.

That same year, Richard began his career, teaching mathematics and physical education and coaching at Gresham High School in 1967. He left Gresham and went to work for the Hood River School District at Wy’East High School from 1967-70, and later at Hood River Valley High School from 1970-74. He was given the head football coach position at Hood River Valley High School in 1970.

In 1974, Richard left Hood River Valley and returned to Gresham High School where he continued as head football coach and taught math. In 1982, Richard was promoted to assistant principal at Gresham High School until his retirement in 1993. After retiring, Richard met Susie Abbott and in 1999 they were married at Lake Tahoe.

Following his retirement, he took some time off and in 1996 went to work for Bashers Team Athletic in Portland until the time of his death.

Richard was devoted to the Athletic Programs Foundation and the Community of Gresham.

Richard and Susie loved to golf and travel, golfing at various courses in the mainland U.S. and Hawaii. He loved to travel to Black Butte Ranch and spend time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Susie, of Gresham, daughter Kathy Flood-Virnig and husband, Tom, of Auburn, Wash., and son, David Flood of Fairview, Ore. He is also survived by a brother, Robert Flood, of Salem, Ore., and grandchildren Mackenzie, Macall and Delaney Virnig, and three step-grandchildren, one niece, two nephews, and numerous friends.

The family suggests contributions to the Dick Flood Memorial Fund, with proceeds going to Gresham High School Athletic Department, at any branch of Washington Mutual Bank.

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