Obituaries - June 14

Sharon Bond

Sharon K. “Penny” House Bond, 62, a resident of The Dalles, died Thursday, June 12, 2003, at a local hospital.

She was born Sept. 15, 1940, in Murphysboro, Ill., the youngest of three children to Harry A. and Mary (Worthen) House.

In 1943 her family moved to Hood River, where she grew up attending local schools. She was in the class of 1958 at Wy’East High School.

On Sept. 28, 1956, she married Burl Bond, Jr. and they made their home in Hood River for a number of years before moving to The Dalles in the late 1960s.

She was a homemaker and loved maintaining her home and cooking. Early in her adult life she taught Sunday school and Vacation Bible School classes. Active in her community, she served as a 4-H leader and as the official scorekeeper for the Western Little League in addition to serving with the Chenowith Roller Skating program and working as the statistician and scorekeeper for her husband’s Babe Ruth baseball team. For the past six years she had been the official scorekeeper for the Oregon High School State/Metro baseball series held in The Dalles each June.

Most of all, she loved animals, especially dogs. She had been active in animal concerns, for many years serving as the treasurer for Mid-Columbia Animal Friends spay and neuter fund. In more recent years she and her husband provided a foster home for Home At Last Animal Friends. She had told her friends that when they get to heaven they would find her working in Puppy Heaven.

She had been a member of the Rowena Baptist Church and enjoyed on-line witnessing for her faith with her computer. She discovered computers during the last three years of her life and enjoyed “dressing up” her e-mails and sending them.

She is survived by her husband, Burl Bond, Jr. and her children and their families; son Kent and his wife, Anna Bond, of Hillsboro and their three children, Derek, Chelsea, and Jessica; her daughter, Lisa and husband, Jeff Mabrey, of The Dalles and their three children Heidi, Jeffrey and Jacob; daughter Kaye and her husband, Wayne Smith, of The Dalles and their children Zachary and Summer.

Also surviving are her mother, Mary House of Hood River, brother Kent and Maria House of Prineville, Ore., sister Peggy and her husband, Don Carter, of Parkdale, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other extended family, including her dog and steadfast companion Maddie. She was preceded in death by her father in 1967.

A service in celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 16, in the Grand Ballroom of the Civic Auditorium in The Dalles, with the Reverend George Clark presiding. A luncheon reception will follow the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Small Time Dog Rescue, 5630 Wahtonka Road, The Dalles, OR 97058 or to Home At Last Animal Friends, P.O. Box 390 in The Dalles. Arrangements are by Columbia Cremation and Burial.

Marion Castle

Hood River resident Marion “Bill” Castle died Thursday, June 12, 2003, at his home. He was 86 years of age. A funeral service will be held Thursday, June 19, at Anderson’s Tribute Center with Vault interment to follow at Pine Grove Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 18, at Anderson’s Tribute Center from 4 to 7 p.m.

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

Ronald Stewart

Ronald A. Stewart, a Hood River, Ore., resident, died June 10, 2003, in Ephrata, Wash. He was 60 years of age.

Services will be held on Saturday, June 21 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

A full obituary will appear in the next edition of the Hood River News.

Arrangements by Anderson’s Tribute Center, 541-386-1000.

Frederik Stiles

For friends fortunate enough to have encountered the energy for life paraded by Frederik Stiles:

Please join his family in a weekend celebration. We will gather from July 4 at 4 p.m. until July 6 at 4 p.m. in Underwood to honor Frederik’s exotic zest for life ... may the wind carry his spirit in peace and revitalize our sad souls.

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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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