Saturday, July 21, 2012
Rogers Carroll Wheatley, 85, passed away July 16, 2012, in Gresham, Ore. He was born Jan. 22, 1927.
Services are planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Cascade Locks Community Church, 15 Benson St. Please visit www.andersonstribute-center.com to read Rogers’ complete life story.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000.
Todd T. Smith
A celebration of life for Todd T. Smith, who died June 19, 2012, in Hood River, Ore., will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave., Hood River, in the CAST Theatre, with refreshments following.
Betty Jane Asbury, 87, passed away July 19, 2012, at the Hood River Care Center. She was born Nov. 26, 1924.
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.
Bruce Weir, 96, a 40-year resident of Parkdale, passed away July 17, 2012, at the Parkhurst House in Hood River. He was born Jan. 24, 1916, in Bowman, N.D., to Richard and Mary (Higgins) Weir.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Barbara Krall.
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Lawnmower torches Arbor Vitae on Portland Drive
The riding lawn mower driven by Norma Cannon overheated and made contact with dry arbor vitae owned by Lee and Norma Curtis, sending more than a dozen of the tightly-packed trees up in flames. The mower, visible at far right, was totaled. No one was injured; neighbors first kept the fire at bay with garden hoses and Westside and Hood River Fire Departments responded and doused the fire before it reached any structures. Westside Fire chief Jim Trammell, in blue shirt, directs firefighters. The video was taken by Capt. Dave Smith of Hood River Fire Department. Enlarge