Obituaries - June 4

Cynthia Henry

Cynthia Lee “Cindy” Henry, a former Hood River, Ore., resident died May 26, 2003 at her Vancouver, Wash., residence. She was 54 years of age.

Services were held on Friday, May 30 at Anderson’s Tribute Center. A reception followed.

Cindy was born June 2, 1948, in Denver, Colo., to Raymond and Shirley (Currier) Wilhite. In 1956 she moved with her family to LaHabra, Calif., where she graduated from LaHabra High School. She later attended Cal State in Fullerton, Calif.

In 1969 she and Les Henry were married. They resided in Southern California until 1977 when they moved to Hood River, Ore. The Hood River School District employed Cindy as a teacher. She commuted to Marylhurst College for several years to acquire her bachelor’s and two masters’ degrees by 1994. During this time she moved to Vancouver, Wash., and shortly thereafter became employed with the Head Start Program. Cindy worked in the Vancouver area and later was employed as the Director of the Gresham Early Head Start Program.

She was a wonderful caring mother and grandmother. Cindy loved music, gardening, learning, traveling to the beach with family and attending all family activities.

She is survived by her sons, Clint and Brian Henry of Portland, Ore., and Jeff Henry of Seattle, Wash..

She is also survived by her parents, Ray and Shirley Wilhite of Hood River; partner Monique Merseth of Vancouver, Wash.; brothers Mike Wilhite of Portland and Bruce Wilhite of Hood River, and sister Karen Davis of Mosier, Ore. Two grandsons, Jason and Isaak Henry of Portland, and six nieces also survive.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Wendy, in November 1964.

Memorial contributions may be made to a Hospice or Head Start Program of your choice c/o Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.

Robert Hendrix

Robert H. Hendrix of Mt. Hood, Ore., died May 31, 2003, at his residence. He was 81 years of age.

Services will held Thursday, June 5, at 11 a.m. at the Parkdale Community Church.

Bob was the fourth child of Gilbert and Beulah Hays Hendrix and was born Dec. 26, 1921, in southeast Nebraska, near Humboldt. He grew up on a farm and attended a rural school in Pawnee County for seven years, the same school his mother had attended in the early 1900s. At Humboldt High School he enjoyed two years of football and graduated in 1939.

He volunteered for service in the U.S. Army in 1945. Trained as a truck driver in Camp Wolters, Texas, he was sent into the Pacific Theater to Okinawa in July of that year. As a member of the 27th Division, he served in the Supply Company until he was shipped to Muramatsu, Japan in late September 1945. During the winter he was sent to Tokyo in the Headquarters Division where he worked in dependent housing. In November 1946 he was honorably discharged from the service.

During his adulthood, Bob worked as a carpenter, farmer, welder, contractor and computer operator. In June 1958, he married Dorothy Jean Steiner. They were blessed with two sons, David born March 29, 1959, and Daniel, born Jan. 5, 1961. Their first home was in Lincoln, Neb. They later moved to Lawrence, Kans., and to Juneau, Alaska, and upon retirement to the Hood River Valley. During his retirement years, Bob enjoyed farming his small acreage until renal failure caused him to slow down.

Bob had many hobbies, including woodworking, hiking, travelling, reading, drawing, visiting with friends and relatives and being outdoors. He always enjoyed a good joke and understood and loved children of all ages.

Bob was a member of the Parkdale Community Church where he served as elder and trustee.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Hendrix of Mt. Hood; sons David Hendrix and Daniel Hendrix of Medford, Ore.; Jim Hendrix of Atwater, Ohio; Lee Hendrix of Omaha, Neb.; sisters Helen Glathar of Humbolt, Neb.; Marie Holt of Tulare, Calif., and Eunice Fass of Auburn, Neb.

Also surviving are four grandchildren, Will and Sarah Pollock and Grant and Carsen Hendrix and two great-grandchildren; Brennan and Gabriel Meier also survive.

Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkdale Community Church or the Ray T. Yasui Dialysis Center c/o Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031

Dick Hollenbeck

Richard Owen “Dick” Hollenbeck, 70, of Silverdale, Wash., died May 28, 2003, at his home. He was born Sept. 1, 1932, in Hood River, Ore., to Hazel (Sandman) Hollenbeck. He married Mary Anne Foster on June 12, 1954, in Roseburg, Ore., graduating from the University of Oregon the next day.

Mr. Hollenbeck was employed with J.C. Penney Co. for 39 years, beginning his career in Roseburg, and at the Eastport Plaza in Portland, Ore. He was assistant manager of stores in Boise, Idaho, Stockton, Calif., and Seattle, Wash. He went on to manage J.C. Penney stores in West Seattle, Linda, Calif., Bremerton, Wash. and Silverdale. He retired in 1993.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Mike of Mountlake Terrace and Bob (Sue) of Shoreline, Wash.; three daughters, Anne (Carey) Chaplin of Seattle, Karen (Paul) Chapman of San Diego and Mary K. Hollenbeck of Stockton; a daughter-in-law, Paula Hollenbeck of Fayetteville, Ark.; 11 grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Kirby, of Athena, Ore.

A son, David, preceded him in death.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Bremerton, Wash.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Kitsap County, P.O. Box 3416, Silverdale, WA 98383-3416, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Josephine Fader

Josephine “Josie” Fader, 75, a resident of Odell, died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at her home.

She was born Nov. 6, 1927, in Lumber Port, W.V., to Phillip and Thelma (Loretta) Calisti and grew up in West Virginia, later moving to Michigan and finally to California, where she lived for 30 years before moving to Odell in 1992 to be near family.

She enjoyed bowling and needlework projects such as cross-stitch and embroidery.

Survivors include two sons, Donald and Phillip Fader of Hood River and Turlock, Calif.; three brothers, Al Calisti of Warren, Mich., Lou Calisti of Anaheim, Calif., and Cal Calisti of Arlington, Va., and a sister, Mary Calisti of Odell. Also surviving are six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Joseph Calisti.

At her request, no public services will be held. The family will observe private ceremonies of remembrance in conjunction with the placement of her ashes. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Gorge, 13th and May Streets in Hood River. Arrangements are by Columbia Cremation and Burial.

Yury Vogt

Yury N. Vogt died unexpectedly on May 30, 2003, in Kodiak, Alaska.

Yury was born May 18, 1975. He is the son of Judy Cobb of Mt. Hood and Frank Vogt of Yachats, Ore.

A full obituary will appear in a future edition of the News.

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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 to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge

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