Wednesday, June 11, 2003
Russell F. McIntyre, a 47-year Hood River resident died at Providence Brookside Manor on Saturday, June 7, 2003. Russell was the first person to reside at Brookside Manor after it was constructed.
Services will be held on Wednesday, June 11, at 2 p.m. at Idlewild Cemetery Mausoleum. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 11, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Anderson’s Tribute Center.
He was born Jan. 13, 1911, in Shenandoah, Iowa, the second of three, to Fred G. and Edith (Herring) McIntyre, and the grandson of that pioneer Iowa family. He was a graduate of Shenandoah High School in 1929 and graduated from an Omaha business school the following year.
He married Lucille Wolford in Shenandoah on Dec. 24, 1931, and together they farmed land owned by others until they purchased the McIntyre family farm in 1943 where they resided until 1956 when they moved to Hood River. In Hood River, Russell worked for Central Sales selling farm implements until becoming employed with Hood River County in 1958. He retired as purchasing agent for the county in 1974. Following that retirement, he worked for the Port of Hood River for 10 years as toll-taker on the Interstate Bridge.
In 1942, Russell became a member of the Masonic Lodge in Farragut, Iowa, where he held many offices including Worshipful Master. After moving to Hood River, he transferred that membership to the local lodge.
He was a member of Riverside Community Church, was a volunteer fireman for the City of Hood River for several years, as well as being a member of the Hood River Masonic Lodge.
His wife, Lucille McIntyre, preceded him in death in March, 1982. He was also preceded in death by his parents, his brother Ralph, and his sister Louise.
He is survived by his daughter, Phyllis Kment and her husband, Karl, of Hood River; granddaughters, Kim Fierce of Seattle, Wash., and Robin Willis and her husband, Sam, of Terrebonne, Ore.; and great granddaughters, Sammy Jo Willis and Stevie Rae Willis of Terrebonne.
Vault entombment will be at Idlewild Cemetery Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Gorge or Providence Brookside Manor c/o Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.
Charles “Chuck” Pomeroy, former resident of Hood River, passed away at his home in Salem, Ore., June 5. He had been residing in Salem for the past 5½ years. He was born in Lewiston, Maine, May 4, 1941, to Harry and Ruth Pomeroy. He is survived by his wife, Beverley, of 29 years, Brother Gene and his wife, Diane, of California, sister Pam Seeman or Connecticut, Rosemary and her husband, Clinton Chase of Connecticut, sister Ruth Ann and husband, Dennis Conroy, of Connecticut, younger brother Bradley Pomeroy of Virginia, mother-in-law Ethel Folts of Salem, stepsons Lance Levier and his wife, Debby, and Gylan Lavier, all of California, and his devoted cat, K.C., and dog Tina.
Chuck had numerous friends in Hood River and Salem. He enjoyed fishing, picknicking and spending time with his friends and family.
Chuck enjoyed his job as a house painter for many years. Chuck will be truly missed and at his request there will be no services.
A memorial gathering for family and friends of Richard “Dick” Hiatt will be June 20 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Tollbridge Park near Parkdale. A potluck barbecue is planned, with a celebration of Richard’s life. Bring memories, stories, and a dish to share. Family will provide barbecue main dish, refreshments, and eating supplies. For more information, call Cheryl Burdick at 352-6417.
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