Death Notice for Aug. 1, 2012: Sharon Duggan; Mary Harris; Janice Kaufman; Thomas Purdie; Albertina Quintanilla; Rogers Wheatley

Sharon Duggan

Sharon Kay Duggan passed away at her Parkdale, Ore., home surrounded by family on July 29, 2012. She was born Nov. 26, 1953, to Richard and Beverly McDonald in St. Joseph, Mo.

A service to celebrate Sharon’s life and mourn her passing is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Parkdale Community Church, 4910 Baseline Drive, Mt. Hood/Parkdale.

The family encourages memorials to be made in Sharon’s name and sent care of Anderson’s Tribute Center; the memorials will be used for a number of charities dear to her.

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.ander-sonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.

Mary Harris

Mary A. Harris, 76, passed away July 30, 2012, at her Hood River, Ore., home surrounded by family. Mary was born on Aug. 22, 1935.

A time to gather and greet with family was scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, at Anderson’s Tribute Center 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, with graveside rites to follow at the Pine Grove Butte Cemetery.

Please visit www.ander-sonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.

Janice Kaufman

Janice Mae “Jan” Brooks Kaufman, 77, passed away on July 22, 2012, at her Hood River, Ore., home. She was born March 6, 1935, to Nellie Bergman and Ralph Brooks in Portland, Ore.

A memorial is planned for noon Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Mt. Hood Town Hall, 6575 Highway 35, Mt. Hood.

For those who wish to make a donation in Jan’s memory, please consider any animal support organization of your choice.

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.ander-sonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.

Thomas Purdie

Thomas Allen Purdie, 76, passed away July 30, 2012, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. He was born on Nov. 19, 1935.

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.ander-sonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.

Albertina Quintanilla

Albertina Quintanilla passed away on July 26, 2012, at her home in Hood River, Ore., surrounded by family and friends. Albertina was born on June 6, 1939, to Nicolas and Marcelina Garcia in Cardenas, San Luis Potosí, Mexico.

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.ander-sonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.

Rogers Wheatley

Services for Rogers Wheatley, who passed away July 16, 2012, in Gresham, Ore., have been moved from the previously published church location to Cascade Locks City Hall, 1410 S.W. WaNaPa St. The date and time remains unchanged at 2 p.m., Aug. 4.

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.ander-sonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.

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



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