Death notices for January 26, 2011

Jan. 26, 2011

Robert 'Bob' Hackett

Robert (Bob) Nelson Hackett, longtime resident of Hood River, Ore., died in Mesa, Ariz., on Christmas Eve of causes related to old age. He was born in Elgin, Ore., April 16, 1915, to William A. (Dolph) and Leona Hackett.

Robert is survived by his wife, Helen; sons Bob and Tom; daughter Martha; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. There will be no service.

Remembrances can be made to the Hood River Library Foundation, P.O. Box 1582, Hood River, OR 97031.

David Dethman

David Dethman who had been missing since October was found in the woods near his house in Parkdale on Jan. 20, 2011.

A gathering to honor Dave and mourn his untimely death will be held at a later date with details to follow or you can contact Anderson's Tribute Center,1401 Belmont Avenue, Hood River, OR 97031.

Please visit our website to leave a note of condolence for family www.AndersonsTributeCenter.com.

Robert Cupit

Robert Cupit passed away January 21st, 2011 in a car accident on Hwy 35 near Parkdale, Ore.

His untimely death leaves much sadness to family and friends and all are invited to a service to mourn his passing is planned for 4:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 28, at Anderson's Tribute Center.

Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson's Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont Avenue, Hood River, OR 97031.

Please visit our website to leave a note of condolence for family www.AndersonsTributeCenter.com.

Rita Hansen

Services in memory of Rita Hansen, who died Jan. 14 at her Hood River Home, will be at 2 p.m. on Jan. 28 at Anderson Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont Ave. The family requests that any donations can be made in Rita's name to your favorite charity.

Marcy Short

Marcy Short passed away surrounded by family at her home in Parkdale on Jan. 24, 2011.

Service details will follow in the next edition or you can contact Anderson's Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont Avenue, Hood River, OR 97031 541 386-1000 for more information. Please visit our website to leave a note of condolence for family www.Ander­sonsTributeCenter.com.

Maude Tanner

Maude Tanner passed away Jan. 23, 2011, at the Hood River Care Center.

Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson's Tribute Center 1401 Belmont Avenue, Hood River, OR 97031.

Please visit our website to leave a note of condolence for family at www.AndersonsTributeCenter.com.

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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 www.co.hood-river.or.us to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge



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