Obituaries - January 1

Richard Hiatt

Richard Earl Hiatt, of Raymond, Wash., died Dec. 26, 2002, at his home. He was 74 years of age.

Richard was born July 6, 1928, in Graceville, Minn., to Frank E. Hiatt and Agnes Tresea O’Donnell Hiatt. He was raised in Livingston, Mont., and graduated from high school there in 1946. He attended college for two years and spent 20 years in the U.S. Air Force. He lived in the Hood River Valley area for about 20 years before moving to Raymond three-and-a-half-years ago.

While in Hood River, he married Patricia M. Morse, on Feb. 6, 1983. Before retiring in 1993 he worked at the State of Oregon’s Center for Living in The Dalles. He enjoyed playing cribbage and was an avid reader.

Richard is survived by his wife, Patricia, of Raymond; sons Richard Guy Hiatt and Wesley Shipton Hiatt, both of San Antonio, Texas; daughters Mary Tru Hiatt of San Antonio, Texas, Cheryl Burdick of Parkdale, and Kimberly Bradley of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a sister, Dona Hungate, of Lacey, Wash.; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Hiatt, in 2001.

Arrangements for a gathering of family and friends are pending. Ashes will be scattered in Hood River at a later date. Donations may be made to Harbors Hospice, 625 Heath St., Raymond, WA 98577.

Tippy Evans

Hood River resident Tippy Evans died Dec. 26, 2002, at her family home. She was 68 years of age.

A funeral was held Monday, Dec. 30, 2002, at Anderson’s Tribute Center. Interment will be at Spring Canyon Cemetery in Grand Coulee, Wash.

Tippy was born June 26, 1934, in Gillette, Wyo., to George Hamp and Ada L. (Forbes) Plaster. At a young age Mrs. Evans moved with her family to the Hood River Valley. She was raised and educated in Parkdale, Ore. and Brightwood, Ore.

Tippy married Jerry Evans in Goldendale, Wash., and together they moved to Grand Coulee, Wash., where they lived for many years. Mr. and Mrs. Evans then moved in Chewelah, Wash., for about four years. After the loss of her husband she moved to Spokane, Wash., and then eventually to Hood River, Ore. to be closer to her family.

Mrs. Evans loved nature and the outdoors, especially fishing, bird watching and collecting arrowheads. Her family and grandchildren were very special to her. With her spare time she enjoyed bowling and serving as a member of the Eagles in Grand Coulee.

Mrs. Evans is survived by her sons Tommy Logan of Grand Coulee, and Richard Evans of Dallas, Ore., sisters Betty Green and Marie Goss of Hood River, and Gwen Noel of Yakima, Wash., brother George Plaster of Sandy, Ore., eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her sister, Alice Bowen, preceded her in death in 1997.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society c/o Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.

Cecile Shalhope

Cecile Opal Marshall Shalhope, age 92, died in Portland, Ore., Dec. 29, 2002.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hood River, Ore.

Cecile was born Oct. 19, 1910, in Tekamah, Neb., to Sidney and Amanda (Walden) Marshall. She graduated from Tekamah High School in 1928, and went on to Chillicothe Business College in Chillicothe, Miss. Upon graduation, she worked as a secretary at the school until her marriage to Lee Shalhope in 1936.

Throughout her life Cecile Shalhope was a dedicated homemaker and mother. She partnered with her husband as he began a trucking company in St. Joseph, Mo., that successfully expanded across four Midwest states. She traveled widely and developed a particular interest in the art and culture of Native peoples of the American southwest as well as an appreciation for children’s stories of all nations. A longtime resident of LaGrange Park, Ill., Cecile Shalhope retired to Florida in 1970 and then moved to Portland, Ore., in 1990.

Survivors include her husband, Lee; two sons and their wives, Don and Betty Shalhope of Hood River, and Robert and Emma Shalhope of Norman, Okla.; sister Blythe Zeurlein; five grandchildren and their spouses, Sara and Michael Christie; Julie and Peter Kalnin, Robert C. and Stephanie Shalhope, Adeleaide Shalhope and Mary Cecile and Robert Pallatta. Three great grandchildren also survive.

Interment will be at Pine Grove Cemetery in Hood River, Ore.

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

Marie Slaughter

Marie Ethel Slaughter, of Gresham, Ore., died Dec. 22, 2002. She was 85 years of age.

Marie Ethel Keizur was born Aug. 10, 1917, in Pendleton, Ore. She graduated in 1935 from Hood River High School and attended Northwest College in Seattle, Wash.

On Oct. 16, 1937, Marie married Cecil B. Slaughter, who was a pastor at St. Johns and Newberg Assembly of God church. They lived in Bingen, Wash., Naches, Wash., The Dalles, Ore., Portland, Ore., and Newberg, Ore., before settling in the Portland area in 1956.

Marie worked as a supervisor at J.C. Penney until her retirement in 1982. She was a member of Portland Christian Center.

Survivors include her husband, Cecil; two daughters, Norma Shockley of Portland, and Mary Ann Gray of Beaverton, Ore.; a son, Douglas Slaughter of Bend, Ore.; seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are two sisters, Daisy Barrett of Portland, Ore., and Jean Prinzing of Seattle; and a brother, Phillip Keizur of The Dalles.

Marie was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Keizur; a brother, Victor “Buster” Keizur; a sister-in-law, Ruby Keizur; and a granddaughter, Kristin Kennedy.

A memorial gathering was held Dec. 26, 2002. Remembrances may be made to Portland Adventist Hospice.

Rosina Randall

Rosina “Rose” Randall, a Cascade Locks, Ore., resident, died Dec. 30, 2002, at her residence. She was 79 years of age.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, at 1 p.m. at Anderson’s Tribute Center. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Tribute Center.

Rose Randall was born Dec. 17, 1923, in London, England to John and Edith Morris. She was raised and educated in England coming to Oregon in 1946. On March 20, 1946, she and Wilbur R. Randall were married in Coos Bay, Ore. She resided in Montana, Florida, Oklahoma and California moving to Cascade Locks in 1977. Rose’s special interests include her church, family, embroidery, old movies and her grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughters, Edith Williams of Cascade Locks, and Carol Landrus and her husband, Ken, of Stevenson, Wash.; and two sons, Richard Randall and his wife, Cheryl, and John Randall and his wife, Joanne, both of cascade Locks; her brother, John Morris and his wife, Betty, and their son Colin, of London, England; grandsons David Williams of Bonneville, Ore.; Michael Williams of Cascade Locks; Gary Randall of Brightwood, Ore.; Michael Neus of Dallas, Texas and Jason Neus of Des Moines, Iowa; granddaughters Rosina Randall of Hood River, and Alisha Randall of Carson, Wash., and Devin and Glenda Landry.

She is also survived by great-grandchildren Andrew and Cierra Williams of Bonneville; Cory and Tiffany Williams of Cascade Locks; Duncan and Collin Neus of Dallas, Texas; Zachery Randall of Hood River, and Christopher and Matthew Randall of Brightwood.

Vault interment will be at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in The Dalles, Ore. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society c/o Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.

She was preceded in death by her husband and grandson Mark Randall.

William Burgess

William “Bill” Burgess, and Odell, Ore., resident, died Dec. 31, 2002, at his residence.

Arrangements are pending at Anderson’s Tribute Center, 386-1000. A full obituary will appear in the next edition of the Hood River News.

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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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