Obituaries - Nov. 5

Jessie Princehouse

Longtime Hood River Valley resident Jessie Lois Princehouse passed away Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, surrounded by her loving family. She was 83 years of age.

A celebration of life service was held Friday, Nov 4, at Anderson’s Tribute Center. A graveside service followed at Idlewild cemetery.

Jessie was born Jan. 22, 1922, in Hood River, Ore., to Ralph James and Lois Jessie (Easterly) Winter. She attended schools in Hood River, later living in Parkdale.

On July 19, 1941, she married Raymond Princehouse in Vancouver, Wash.

Mrs. Princehouse was involved with the Ladies Auxillary. She loved to laugh, garden, go camping and to read. Jessie loved spending time with family and friends.

Mrs. Princehouse is survived by her daughter, Roberta Ahlstrom of Hood River; son, James Princehouse and his wife Janet of LaGrande, Ore.; daughter, Janet Lewis of Hines, Ore.; son, Richard Princehouse and his wife, Cathy, of Hood River.

Jessie is also survived by her grandchildren, Cynthia Hauhuth, Tony Martin, Joshua Lewis, Janell Lewis, Mark Princehouse, Noel Princehouse, Alex Princehouse and Melissa Princehouse; great-grandchildren Kalie Princehouse, Ryder Princehouse, Morgan Princehouse, Courtney Princehouse, Justin Marshall, Taylor Hauhuth and Haylee Hauhuth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Princehouse, and grandson, Robert Princehouse.

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

Cecil Hutchison

Cecil Hutchison, born in Hood River, Ore., July 7, 1952, died Oct. 12, 2005, at Harris Methodist Hospital, Fort Worth Texas; he was 53.

Graveside services were held on Friday, Nov. 4 at 11 a.m. at Pine Grove Cemetery.

Cecil was born, raised and educated in Hood River, attending Coe Primary, Park Street, and May Street schools, and Hood River High School.

After a period of time he fulfilled his dream of teaching by receiving his degree in history at Simpson Bible College in San Francisco, Calif., before completing his teacher’s certificate at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho.

On May 27, 1977, he and Linda Krieger of Sacramento, Calif., were married at Citrus Heights in California.

Cecil and Linda have spent the last eight years residing in Texas. Cecil taught at Fairway Middle School, teaching sixth grade history, in Killeen, Texas.

Then, moving to William James Middle School of Fort Worth, Texas, Cecil taught sixth-grade history at William James while coaching the eighth-grade girls’ basketball team.

Cecil was preceded in death by his mother, Phyllis Hutchison.

He is survived by his wife, Linda, of Fort Worth, Texas; his father, John B. Hutchison, of Hood River; brothers John D. Hutchison of Yakima, Wash., Rick Hutchison of Mosier, Ore.; and sister, Esther Korhonen of Dee Flat, Ore.

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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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