Death notices for Jan. 5, 2011

Jan. 5, 2011

Lloyd German

Lloyd Ray German, 86, died Dec. 12, 2010, at his home in Hood River, Ore. He was born Sept. 30, 1924, to Cyril Ray German and Helena Fries German in Summerville, Ore.

A potluck reception and celebration of Lloyd's life is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Hood River Valley Adult Center, 2010 Sterling Place, Hood River.

Memorials can be made in Lloyd's name to either the Doernbecher Hospital or Shriners Hospital and sent care of Anderson's Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit www.andersonstribute-center.com to leave a note of condolence for family.

Essie Hausinger

Essie M. Hausinger, 93, passed away Jan. 3, 2011, at Ashley Manor of Hood River. Essie was born July 13, 1917.

Services are pending and under the direction of Anderson's Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit www.andersonstributecen-ter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.

Aggie Cooper

Agnes H. "Aggie" Cooper passed away on Dec. 31, 2010, in Hood River, Ore. Aggie was born July 23, 1929, in Moffat, Colo., to John and Ruth Sheets.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 08 at 2803 Dee Highway, Hood River.

Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson's Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit www.andersons-tributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.

Betty Holston

Betty Dee (Brackenbury) Holston passed away while surrounded by her family on Dec. 18, 2010. She was born April 24, 1924, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the only child of John "Jack" Robert Brackenbury and Dee Gilroy.

A memorial for Betty is planned for Saturday, Jan. 15, at 1 p.m. at the Riverenza, located at 401 E. 10th St. in The Dalles.

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