Obituaries - January 22

Marie J. Maybee

Marie J. Maybee, a Parkdale, Ore., resident, died Jan. 17, 2003, at her residence. She was 95 years of age.

Services will be held in Bellevue, Wash., with vault interment at Sunset Hills Memorial Park.

She had resided in Washington, Oregon and California. A talented painter and a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Marie was a woman with great spirit and love, who only wanted to make people smile and to warm their hearts.

Survivors include her sister, Joan Ranaudo, a son, David Maybee and a daughter, Carol Niece. Many grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive.

Her husband, Dan, preceded her in death in 1992.

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

Ellen ‘Ike’ Bonnett

Hood River resident Ellen Oneida “Ike” Bonnett died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. She was 72 years of age.

A funeral service was held Friday, Jan. 17, at Anderson’s Tribute Center with private interment at Pine Grove Cemetery.

Ellen Oneida was born July 13, 1930, to Lee A. and Daisy Alma (Bershears) McClain in Cove, Ore. Mrs. Bonnett spent her childhood in Cove until 1940 when she moved to Hood River, Ore.

Once in Hood River Mrs. Bonnett worked for the U.S. Forest Service for about five years. Her family remembers her sharing about one of her favorite jobs as a “candy striper” at the Hood River Hospital. Ike had a love for people and always was one to lend a hand. She was known for being a caregiver as she spent her time helping those in need or in poor health. Her love for animals was probably her most known trait. Ike would go to great lengths to rescue injured or stray animals.

Mrs. Bonnett is survived by her sons Raymond and David Chaffin of Kansas City, Kans., and Stanley Chaffin of Madison, Wisc., brother Donald McClain of Rufus, Ore., 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Mrs. Bonnett was preceded in death by her son, Lucky Ray Bonnett, and daughter, Judy Kay Chaffin.

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

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Parkdale third graders sing "12 Disaster Days of Christmas"

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 www.co.hood-river.or.us to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge



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