Obituaries - June 11

Russell McIntyre

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 Pomeroy

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.

Richard Hiatt

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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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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