Tuesday, December 13, 2005
On Nov. 14, 2005, 71-year-old Bobbi Lou Vieira passed away in White Salmon, Wash. She was born in Glenwood Springs, Colo., July 10, 1934, to Grace (Evans) and Cecil Draper.
Bobbie moved to the Gorge area in 1975. Her great hobby and love was quilting. She was an accomplished quilter and taught the craft to many. She was also a loving mother and grandmother.
Surviving are her husband, George, of White Salmon; children Chris Vieira of White Salmon, Greg Vieira of Parkdale, Lisa Cavanagh of Portland, and Matt Vieira of Parkdale; grandchildren Kristin, Maggie, Joe, Cody, Colten and Kalen; sisters Sally Ruggles of White Salmon and Jo Dean Hansen of Idaho Falls, Idaho; aunt, Frankie Evans of Underwood; and uncle, Robert D. Evans of Idaho Falls.
The Vieira family will hold a private family gathering in their home and a public memorial at a later date. Gardner Funeral Home handled cremation arrangements.
Helen Joan Fassbender of Pendleton, Ore., died Nov. 11, 2005, at Willowbrook Terrace in Pendleton, at the age of 58.
Helen was born Jan. 13, 1947, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Edward William and Dorthy Irene (Lindell) Bennett. During her childhood the family moved to Hood River, Ore. There she met the love of her life, James Leroy Fassbender. They married May 10, 1968, at Port Angeles, Wash.
The Fassbenders moved to Hermiston to raise their family, and later to Hood River. She worked for Wal-Mart for 14 years, where she met many friends. She enjoyed her job. Most of all, Helen enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially her grandchildren.
Survivors include her mother, Dorthy Bennett, of Pendleton; daughters Cindy Pinkston of The Dalles, Ore., Shannon Severns and husband, Randy, of Pendleton, and Melinda Harris and husband, Robert, of Pendleton; 11 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson, and many friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice through Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, which is handling arrangements.
Antonio Muñoz Garcia
Antonio Muñoz Garcia passed away on Nov. 12, 2005, at his home in Hood River. He was 42 years of age.
A funeral mass will be held Monday, Nov. 21, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 2 p.m.
A Rosary will be held at 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Antonio was born June 13, 1963, in Jalisco, Mexico. Antonio was the seventh child of 12 children to Guadalpe Muñoz Hurtado and Erminia Garcia Marquez.
He moved to Hood River in 1981 and was employed for 25 years at Dan Sheppard’s orchard.
He was foreman at the orchard for the last 10 years.
Antonio will be remembered for his smile and as a loving father, brother, son and uncle.
He loved life, hunting, fishing and his work. He was a dedicated Catholic all his life.
He is survived by his three children, Liliana Muñoz, Alfonso Muñoz, and Lisa Erminia Muñoz; ex-wife Antonia Martinez; his parents; brothers Jose de Jesus Muñoz, Demetrio Muñoz, Jose Guadalupe Muñoz, Alfredo Muñoz, and Francisco Muñoz; and sisters Maria de Luna, Yolanda de LaTorre and Rasalba Vasquez.
Arrangements are being handled by Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals–Receptions-Cremations), 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.
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The sixth annual Pie Eating Contest at Hood River Harvest Fest is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and HRVHS youth service group Leaders for Tomorrow. HRVHS student Dylan Polewczyk won the 1-minute fruit-pie eating event. Key rule, as stated by Chamber President Jason Shaner, “You have to eat the pie, you can’t just dislocate it. We will be checking for pie dislocation.” Enlarge