Obituaries - Oct. 29

Margaret White

Margaret Loraine White, a resident of Dee, Ore., passed away on Friday, Oct. 21, 2005 at the Hood River Care Center. She was 71 years of age.

A Memorial Service will be held at noon on Sunday, Nov. 6 at the Hood River Seventh Day Adventist Church where she was a member. Pastor Pat Milligan will officiate.

Margaret was born May 14, 1934, in Upland, Calif., to Robert Paul and Martha Christina (Wilhelm) Robertson.

On Oct. 16, 1954 she and Lester Kenneth White, Jr. were married. They settled in Southern California, moving to Hood River in 1990.

Margaret's main concern in life was being the best wife, mother and homemaker that she could be.

She had many health problems throughout her life. She was a strong-willed woman determined not to let them tie her down, which was inspiring to those around her.

Margaret enjoyed reading, cooking, animals, word puzzles, crafts, camping, and life itself.

She was preceded in death by her parents, son Jeffrey, and sister-in-law Barbara White.

Survivors include her husband, Lester, of Hood River, and son David and his wife, Lori, of Dee, Ore., daughter Loraine and her husband, Randy Van Woert, of Dee, son Frank of Yacolt, Wash. and daughter in law Jana White of Portland, Ore.

Also surviving are three grandchildren: Danielle and her husband, Josh Dean, of Salem, Ore.; Tony and Andrea of Portland; Billy of Portland, and one great-grandchild, Koby White of Portland.

She is also survived by brother Bob Robertson and his wife, Polly of Troutdale, Ore.; sister Joan Schwartz of Apple Valley, Calif.; brother Veldon Johnson of Arizona, sister June Burton of Sparks, Nev.; brothers in law and their wives, Ray and Dorothy White of Riverside, Calif.; Glenn and Sandy White of Keizer, Ore. and Harold White of Chehalis, Wash.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Foundation/Diabetes Education Department, c/o Anderson's Tribute Center (Funerals - Receptions - Cremations), 1401 Belmont Hood River, OR 97031.

In lieu of cut flowers, potted plants are welcome.

Kimberly Casey

Kimberly Ann Casey of Tigard died Oct. 27, 2005. She was 38 years old.

Kimberly Cordero was born April 23, 1967 in Petaluma, Calif. She moved to Oregon in 1981 and lived in Hood River for 15 years. She moved to Portland in 1996.

She married Randy D. Casey in 2000. She worked as a postal carrier and was later promoted to postal clerk.

She is survived by her husband, Randy, and her children, Jessica Chavez and Andrew D. Casey.

She is also survived by her mother, Marcia F. Cordero, and sisters Carmen Cordero, Bethany Schelb, Jewilie Cordero, Connie Benefield, Shirley Kitchell, Evelyn Ortiz, and Teri Baldwin.

She is also survived by her brothers, Michael, Joe, Bob, Steve, and Paul Cordero.

A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. on Oct. 30 at Mt. Scott Funeral Home, 59th and Foster, Portland, Ore.

Arrangements are by Mt. Scott Funeral Home.

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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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