Obituaries - Sept. 28

Robert McGrady

Bob McGrady passed away on Sunday, Sept 18, 2005, in Spokane, Wash., at the age of 72, after a long battle with lymphoma.

Bob was born on July 8, 1933, in Graceville, Minn., and graduated from Franklin High School in Seattle, Wash., in 1951.

He served from 1948-1993 in the Washington National Guard, Korean War, CSM USAR retired.

Bob was employed with Pacific Car and Foundry, Seattle; Boeing for 39 years Seattle/Portland, Ore.; Luhr Jensen in Hood River, Ore.; and was former owner/manager of H2Oregon Bottled Water.

Memberships included the Elks Club, American Legion, NRA, Appleknocker Bowmen, and Good Guys Classic Car Club.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Judith McGrady; their children, Judi Brumbaugh, Robbianne Gramer, Don McGrady, Diane Wilson, Cindy Baucom and Linda Temple; his siblings, Lucy Ziemanski, Joyce Fondren and Bill McGrady; and 17 grandchildren.

His daughter, Jeani McGrady, preceded him in death.

A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at noon on Friday, Oct. 7, at Mt. Scott Funeral Home located at S.E. 59th and Foster Road, Portland, Ore., (503) 771-1171).

Contributions may be made in memory of Bob to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Contributions, J5-200, P.O. Box 19024, Seattle, WA 98109-1024, (800)279-1618.

Maxine Jordan

Maxine Edith May Jordan, born June 8, 1936, in Alhambra, Calif., to Max and Delta Glover, died after a short illness on Sept. 10, 2005.

Maxine married Jay Joseph Jordan of Hood River, Ore., on Nov. 6, 1954. They shared 45 years of marriage together before Jay passed away in 1998.

During their marriage they had seven children. John Lester Jordan and William Dean “Billy” Jordan of Seattle, Wash. preceded her in death.

She is survived by her children: Loretta “Snookie” Elf of Bothell, Wash., Betty Sue Humphreys of Kenmore, Wash., Jane Ivy Reynolds of Fall City, Wash., Judy Joy White of Marysville, Wash., and Carol Annette Jordan of Bothell, Wash., along with sons-in-law Steve Elf, Rick Reynolds, and Mark Humphreys.

She is also survived by her 19 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.

Also surviving are her sister, William “Wink” Packer of Hood River, half-sisters Linda Byers and Susan Ybarra, also of Hood River. Her sis, Florence Pawson of Seattle, preceded her in death.

Mom, Grandmother, sister, you planted a seed in our family. Our family grew so much and will continue to grow. We love you and you did leave a mark on this earth. You will be truly missed and you will always be a big part of our heart. Thank you, for the life you gave to all of us. We know that you have gone home to our precious Lord and our Daddy. Love and kisses to you, Mom.

Lanora Golphenee

Lanora M. Golphenee of Vancouver, Wash., died on Sept. 25, 2005.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 28 at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home in Vancouver.

Lanora was born on Jan. 12, 1924, in Hood River, Ore., and married Rex in 1959. He died in 1985.

Lanora owned Wayside Inn in Scappoose, Ore.

She lived in Portland, Ore., from 1943 to 1955; in Kennewick, Wash., from 1956 to 1972; and in Scappoose from 1971 to 1996. She lived at Rockaway Beach, Ore., from 1996 to 2003 before moving to Vancouver.

She loved jazz and played the piano, and built and furnished miniature dollhouses. She loved the ocean and Mount Hood.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathryn Policar, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorial donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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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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