Obituaries - April 20

Anne J. Tiller

Anna Johanna (Olson) Tiller passed away on April 16, 2005, at the Hood River Care Center. She was 87 years of age.

Anna was born to Carl August and Emma Christina (Vallin) Olson on Nov. 2, 1917, in Yacolt, Wash. She grew up on the family farm with her nine brothers and sisters and went to school in a one room schoolhouse. She graduated from Battle Ground High School.

She met her husband, “Sarge” Tiller, in Vancouver, Wash., while he was stationed there in the service. They married on Jan. 1, 1942. Four children followed: son, Buddy, and daughters, Kathy, Winnie and Kerry.

They moved to Cascade Locks in the early 1950s. Anna was a waitress for over 50 years and owned her own place at one time: Tiller’s Kitchen. She loved people, her flowers and her garden, but her greatest joy was her family, especially her grandchildren, with whom she spent many happy hours. She lived a long and happy life full of grace and dignity. She loved deeply and was deeply loved.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sarge, in 1962 and her son, Buddy, in 1997.

She is survived by her daughters, Kathy Stutters (Jim) of Cascade Locks, Winnie Hawkins (Bruce) of Brightwood and Kerry Schenk (Jim) of North Bend; grandchildren Karena, Tara, Grant, Linnea, Lora, Dan, Katrina, Angel and Carl; 21 great-grandchildren; and very special friend Patt Hawkins of Rockaway Beach.

A private family service will be held at Willamette National Cemetery.

“When we smell honeysuckle and roses, we will think of you, Mom.”

Arrangements are by Anderson’s Tribute Center, (Funerals-Receptions-Cremations), 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.

Terri Caldwell

Terri Lea Caldwell, 46, passed away at her home in BZ Corners, Wash., on April 7, 2005. She was born to Janice Marilyn (Forest) and Theodore Lee Schadewitz in LaGrande, Ore., on Feb. 6, 1959.

Terri attended grade school in Condon, Ore., and in the early 1970s moved to White Salmon, Wash. She graduated from Columbia High School in 1977. Shortly after high school Terri went to beauty school and then worked in beauty salons in Hood River, including Oak Mall Hair Company and Anne Cruz. In 2000 she and her daughter, Sabrina, opened Infinity Salon and Tanning in Bingen. Terri retired from the salon business four years ago.

Terri married Daniel Caldwell on June 10, 1997, in Florida. She was an exceptional homemaker, and enjoyed outdoor activities like gardening and swimming. She collected glass eggs, crystal and vases. She was devoted to her family, friends and animals and always enjoyed life to the fullest.

Terri is survived by her husband, Daniel, of BZ Corners; daughters Sabrina Jensen of White Salmon and Sarah Roberts of Lincoln City, Ore.; mother and stepfather Janice and Bob Luth of White Salmon; and a brother, Ted L. Schadewitz, Jr., of Bingen, Wash.

Terri was preceded in death by her father, Ted L. Schadewitz, Sr., and a brother, Larry L. Schadewitz. She will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends.

A Celebration of Life and reception will be held at the White Salmon Elks Lodge Thursday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gardner Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.

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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 www.co.hood-river.or.us to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge



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