Obituaries - June 25

Selby S. Reed

Longtime Hood River resident Selby Reed died June 23, 2003, at Hopewell House in Portland, Ore. He was 86 years of age.

A funeral service will be held Friday, June 27, at 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Tribute Center.

Selby was born March 9, 1917, in Saurville, Ky., to Charles and Mauda (Salyer) Reed. He moved to Oregon at a young age with his family. Selby was raised and educated in Oregon City, Ore.

Following his education Selby worked in the logging industry doing various jobs. He then moved to Alaska, where he worked for a gold mining company.

Selby served his country in the South Pacific as a master sergeant in the United States Army during World War II. He was a Bronze Star recipient. Upon being honorably discharged from the military Selby returned to Oregon. He attended Multnomah College and received a certification in refrigeration specialties.

In 1947 Selby moved to Hood River, Ore., where he worked for a local appliance dealer. On Aug. 1, 1948, Selby Reed married Mary Furman in Hood River.

Together Selby and Mary owned and operated Selby’s Appliance and TV in Hood River for nearly 30 years. At one time they also owned the Hood River Mobile Manor and Hood River Western Auto store.

Selby was a life-long lover of the outdoors. Much of his leisure time was spent hunting and fishing. Selby was an active member of his community. He was a long time member of the Hood River volunteer fire department and he was active in the Elks Club, Lions Club and the American Legion.

Survivors include his daughter Pamela Reed Gilmer of Portland, sons Steven Reed of St. Helens, Ore., and Charles Reed of Hood River, brother Paul Reed of California, sister Nettie Arnold of Colorado, and six grandchildren.

Selby was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Mary.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer Association, c/o Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.

Yury Nickolay Vogt

Yury Nickolay Vogt, a 19-year resident of Mt. Hood, died unexpectedly in his home in Kodiak, Alaska, due to a cardiomyopathy. He was 28 years old.

Yury was born May 18, 1975, in Parkdale, Ore. He spent the first 19 years of his life living in the Mt. Hood-Parkdale area. As a young child, Yury had a vivid imagination and loved creating new environments and characters. He grew up playing and working in the woods. He loved camping, hunting and riding in trucks.

Yury was an avid wrestler throughout junior high and high school. The sport seemed to suit his abilities to stay focused and exhibit strong determination. Yury was not one to shy away from hard work.

After graduation, Yury wanted to explore America’s last frontier, Alaska. For the past nine years Alaska was his home. Yury loved fishing and all that was included in the life of a fisherman. He was a skilled trawler, and a dedicated and fiercely loyal worker. He was proud of his chosen career.

As an adult, Yury loved to travel to warm climates and enjoyed being outdoors. He loved to ride his bike and spend time with his dog, Brutus. He was a people person and made friends everywhere he went. Yury was a generous, loving and kind man. He was a man of honor and believed in keeping his word. He was a big-hearted person who would always come through when people needed him. He gained the confidence and affection of all who knew him, and he will be sorely missed.

Yury is survived by his mother, Judith Cobb of Mt. Hood; his father and stepmother, Frank Vogt and Susan Coast of Seal Rock, Ore.; his partner, Casey Dart of Kodiak, Alaska; two sisters, Cirrus Sydnes of Seal Rock and Ona Larsell of Bend, Ore.; his brother, Max Vogt of Seal Rock; and his dog, Brutus.

A memorial service was held June 4, 2003, in Kodiak, Alaska. On June 7, Yury was buried at sea in the waters off Kodiak Island.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Fisherman’s Helping Hand Fund, P.O. Box 467, Kodiak, AK 99615.

Martin Czuba

Hood River resident Martin W. Czuba died Monday, June 23, 2003, at his home. He was 94 years of age. Arrangements are pending at Anderson’s Tribute Center 386-1000.

George Nakamura

Long-time Hood River resident George Nakamura died June 18, 2003, in Lakeside, Ore. He was 72 years of age.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, July 2, at 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Tribute Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lakeside Community Church Building Fund, c/o Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.

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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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