Obituaries - Sept. 11

Delores ‘Dee’ Kelly

Delores “Dee” Kelly, a Parkdale, Ore., resident, died Sept. 8, 2002, at her residence. She was 65.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at Anderson’s Tribute Center. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Tribute Center.

Delores Kelly was born July 4, 1937 in Pleasant Valley, Iowa to Byrd and Mary (Nesbeit) Franks. She grew up and attended schools in Hood River.

On Sept. 9, 1958, she and Edward Kelly were married. Ed was career Army and Delores followed him to many assignments in the U.S. and three tours to Germany. They returned home to the Hood River Valley in 1977. She was a board member of the Hood River Valley Adult Center and was an active volunteer at the Hood River Elks Club. She loved doing volunteer work, especially selling raffle tickets for charities. Her greatest joy was her children and especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Ed Kelly of Parkdale; sons Eddie L. Kelly and his wife, Debbie, and Michael and Stephen Kelly, all of Portland, Ore.; daughter Sharon Flory of Hood River; grandsons Jeff Flory and Jason Kelly of Portland, Bryan Kelly of San Diego, Calif., and Jordan Kelly of Vancouver, Wash.; granddaughters Rebecca and Katie Flory of Hood River, Taylor Kelly of Vancouver, Wash., and Chelsea Scarborough of The Dalles, Ore.

She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Joy Franks, of Hood River. Several half brothers and half sisters in Iowa and numerous nephews and nieces and many close friends also survive.

Vault entombment will be at Idlewild Cemetery Mausoleum.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hood River Valley Adult Center or Hood River Elks Charities c/o Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.

Keith Cox

Hood River resident Keith Williams Cox died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, at the Hood River Care Center in Hood River, Ore. He was 84 years of age.

Private family services will be held at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Ore.

Keith W. Cox was born June 5, 1918, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Samuel Leo and Ivy Rachel Cox (Williams). Mr. Cox spent his childhood and attended school in Eureka, Utah. After his schooling Keith worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps, where he operated large machinery.

In 1941 Mr. Cox was drafted into the United States Army to serve in World War II. He returned from the war and was honorably discharged in 1945. Mr. Cox went back to work on the family ranch in Eureka, Utah.

On April 11, 1947, in Salt Lake City, he married Cecelia Wilson, with whom he shared 55 years of marriage.

Mr. Cox and his wife moved to Hood River in 1955. He started work at his cousin’s orchard. For about the next 30 years Mr. Cox worked for various orchards in the Hood River Valley until he retired.

Some of Keith’s interests included archery, hunting and traveling.

Mr. Cox is survived by his wife, Cecelia Cox, of Hood River, daughter Anne Mitchell of The Dalles, Ore., son David K. Cox of Hood River, sister Marjorie Brady of Salt Lake City, Utah, brother Jack Cox of Cosmopolis, Wash., one grandson, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Cecilia R. Funk

Cecilia R. Funk died in Gleneden Beach on Sept. 3, 2002 at the age of 83.

Born Cecilia Kowarch on Aug. 18, 1919 in Underwood, N.D., she graduated from the Bismark, N.D., Nursing School in 1940 and moved to Hood River in 1941. She married Jesse Funk in 1942 and the couple had two sons, Mike and Tim, before divorcing in 1967.

As a Registered Nurse, Cecilia cared for countless friends, neighbors and family members, in the doctor’s office, as an industrial care nurse, and as the Director of Nurses at the Hood River Hospital until 1975 when she moved to Gleneden Beach on the Oregon Coast. She continued caring for people as the Night Supervisor at North Lincoln Hospital and as a volunteer with the local blood bank until her retirement in 1989 at the age of 70.

In 1993, Cecilia married Ed Allen, a longtime family friend. They spent the last 10 years traveling and spending the winters in Arizona and the summers in Gleneden Beach where they enjoyed the company of their many friends. She will be remembered by family and friends as a caring and determined wife, mother and friend.

Survivors include: husband Ed Allen; sons Mike of Gold Hill and Tim of Eugene; step-sons John Allen of Portland and Tom Allen of Anchorage; sister Loretta Bjornhold of Garrison, N.D.; and, brother Joe Kowarch of Lake Charles, La.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Per Cecilia’s wishes, there will be no formal service. Donations in her memory can be made to Hospice of North Lincoln Hospital, P.O. Box 767, Lincoln City, OR, 97367.

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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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