Obituaries - August 31

Mardis “Mardy” Goss

Mardis E. “Mardy” Goss, 89, passed away Aug. 29, 2005, at his home with family around him. Services will be held on Friday, Sept. 2, at 11 a.m. at Pine Grove Cemetery.

Mardy was born April 25, 1916, in Stringtown, Okla., to Epha and LaDonia (Ritter) Goss. He came to Oregon as a child and was raised and educated in Mt. Hood, Ore. Mardy served in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in the South Pacific. On July 7, 1947, he and Beatrice Hubbell were married in Stevenson, Wash. Mardy was a prior orchardist in the Hood River Valley and then worked for Stadelman Fruit Company until his retirement in 1981.

Mardy was a member of the Hood River Church of Christ, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed camping, hunting, gardening and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Bea Goss of Hood River; sons Mike Goss and his wife Becky of Madras, Ore., Richie Goss of Gresham, Ore., and Don Goss of Baker City, Ore.; daughter Lana Fox and her husband, Richard, of Hood River; special nephew Bob Huckaby and his wife, Sylvia, of Milwaukie, Ore.; grandchildren Mick, Don, Richie, Ange’, Eddie, Tim, Kira, Bob, Randy and David, and 12 great-grandchildren; brothers Roy Goss of The Dalles, Ore., Noble Goss of Hood River, Del Goss of Vancouver, Wash., and Truman Goss of Hood River; sister Almeda Ogden of California, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son Steve Goss, brothers Odie and Doyle Goss, and sister, Ruby Wray.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Christ or the NRA in care of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals-Receptions-Cremations), 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.

Marguerite Landberg

Marguerite Leona Landberg, 88, died where she lived at Flagstone Assisted Living Home in The Dalles, Ore., Aug. 27, 2005. She lived 56 years in Long Beach, Calif., prior to moving here to be close to family. She is survived by her husband, Jack C. Landberg, daughters Corleen Hamilton and Jean Santavicca, son, Tom Finn, and six grandchildren: Greg Hamilton, Tim Hamilton, Brooke Kelley, Kim O’Bryan, Lisa Wright, and Mark Jaynes. Her great-grandchildren are Chloe Aetonu, Hana Hamilton, Tytus Hamilton, Zachery Jaynes, and Benjamin Jaynes.

Marguerite will be interred with other family members: her grandmother Rainbow; mother, Florence Podoski; uncle, Bill; and grandson, Jeffrey Robert Jaynes, in Westminster Cemetery in Southern California.

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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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