Death notices for Jan. 5, 2013

John H. Bennett

John H. Bennett, 90, longtime Hood River resident, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Providence Brookside Manor in Hood River, Ore.

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.

JoAnn Oakes

JoAnn S. Oakes passed away Jan. 3, 2013, in Hood River, Ore. JoAnn was born Aug. 7, 1932, in Denver, Colo., to Edward and Alva Maloy.

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.

Verne Root

Verne Leroy Root, a longtime Mosier, Ore., resident, died at his home on Dec. 28, 2012. He was born Oct. 24, 1924, to Clyde and Christine Root of Mosier.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lois, and six children: daughters Carol (and Ross) Seeber and Alice (and Jeronimo) Montero, son, Wade (and Suzie) Root, daughters Mary (and Mark) Barnett, Susan Root and Julie Boston, Sally (and Lupe) Beltran; honorary daughter Pam (and Richard) Morgan; 17 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Hank Gamer and sister-in-law Fay Baumgartner; and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.

Verne was preceded in death by his mother and father, his brother Kenneth and sister Bernice.

Memorial services were held on Thursday, Jan. 3, at Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mosier Grange for a scholarship in his name.

Ed Holmer

Edward O. “Ed” Holmer passed away Jan. 4, 2013, in Hood River, Ore. Ed was born Aug. 13, 1953.

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.

Brad Lynch

Bradley James Lynch, 50, died Dec. 27, 2012, following a kayaking accident in the Columbia River. Brad was born July 25, 1962, in Nampa, Idaho.

Brad is survived by his parents, Jim and Mary Lou Lynch, of Boise, Idaho; his brother, Patrick Lynch, of Parkdale, Ore., and Patrick’s wife and children Beatriz, Sebastian and Izabel. He is also survived by his uncles, Jim Hupe, of Guatemala, and Jack Acree, of Boise, Idaho; and his aunt, Christine Hudson, of Garden Valley, Idaho.

He was preceded in death by his uncle Mark Hupe, of Nampa, Idaho.

Services will be private.

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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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