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Community Home Health & Hospice Care. Comfort. Love.

News for supporters of Community Home Health & Hospice



Update from Greg Pang, CEO................. 2 Join our group on Facebook..................... 2 Your gifts...................................................... 3 In Memoriam.....................3-11 In Honor................................13 In-kind donations..................13 General donations.................13 Living life...................................................... 5 Volunteer’s legacy........................................ 7 Reassuring facts........................................... 9 Our mission................................................. 9 A fun place to shop.................................... 12 Your impact.................................................. 14 Services......................................................... 15 Board of Directors..................................... 15 Foundation Committee.............................. 15 Mail preference............................................ 16 Scrapbook..................................................... 16

Today, one in four dying Americans is a veteran

Fall 2011

To help provide care and support that reflects the important contributions made by these men and women, Community Home Health & Hospice has become a national partner of We Honor Veterans, a pioneering campaign developed by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs. As a We Honor Veterans partner, we integrate best practices for providing end-of-life care to veterans using resources provided as part of the campaign. Serving those who served us

Reflections is published quarterly. Gifts listed in this issue cover a 3-month time period.

CONTACT US Would you like to learn more? Do you have comments about this publication? Contact Julie at 360.414.5406 or LONGVIEW, WA 1035 11th Avenue • PO Box 2067 tel: 360.425.8510 or 800.378.8510 VANCOUVER, WA 14508 NE 20th Avenue • Ste. 201 tel: 360.253.4626 or 800.650.4626

American’s veterans did everything asked of them in their mission to serve our country. These men and women often carry experiences from their military service that present unique challenges at the end of life. Through the We Honor Veterans program, we are better prepared to assist veterans who have specific needs related to their military service, combat experience or other traumatic events. Our focus is on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgement. “Our agency is honored to care for these heroes with dignity in their final days,” Greg Pang, CEO of Community Home Health & Hospice, said. To learn more about We Honor Veterans, visit

PATIENT SUCCESS AT HOME It’s easy for you to tell how well we take care of our patients. To compare our home health care with other agencies, go to Medicare’s website ( homehealthcompare/search.aspx) and enter a zip code to select the agencies you wish to compare. In nearly every category surveyed, our patients have better outcomes than patients of other home health agencies across the state and country. You can view a list of services offered. For example, you will see that that we provide nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language services, medical social services and home health aides. Our home health patient hospitalization rate is significantly less than the national average. (lower is best)

Greg Pang, CEO

Compare survey results for these areas: • Management of daily activities • Managing pain and treating symptoms • Treating wounds and preventing bed sores • Preventing harm • Preventing unplanned hospital care.

30% 27%

25% 23% 20% 15%



Statistics from Home Health Compare (October 2011) show that nationally, 27% of home health patients had to be admitted to the hospital. In Washington State, 23% of home health patients had to be admitted. Our hospitalization rate is just 18% (see chart at left). Lower numbers are best because it means fewer patients end up in the hospital. Your support helps our patients experience successful outcomes at home. They heal faster and stay out of the hospital more often. On behalf of the patients and families we serve, thank you for caring.

10% 5% 0% Community Home Health Washington State Oregon State

Greg Pang, MHA, CHCE Chief Executive Officer




For the latest news… Events and activities Information about how your support helps families Specials at the Hospice Thrift Shop in Longview.

YOUR GIFTS Our community has supported patients who need home care, home health and hospice for nearly 35 years! Your gifts are truly appreciated. We can identify with the sentiment shared by Dorothy, the wife of a patient:

“Mere words cannot express my appreciation for your kindness to Ken while at the Hospice Care Center, but thank you so very much!�

Joe Amrine, President Foundation Committee

This issue of Reflections gives a glimpse of the impact of your generosity. Thank you! Donations received June 1-August 31, 2011 are listed below. Names in orange indicate gifts made in honor or memory of a loved one. We list all donations here, with the exception of those who wish to remain anonymous. If you see an error, contact Jonna at 360.414.5405 or jnicholson@

IN MEMORIAM Jennett B. Ackerman Walter Ackerman Carol J. Albrecht Fred Albrecht, Jr. Stanley and Sally Takalo Dorothy Alholm Anonymous Evelyn Allen Arnold and Carol Brent Arlotte B. Burkhartt Iris Kallay Kelso Eagles Auxiliary Francine E. Allman Margie L. Hight-Derrick David Lee Anderson Betty J. Anderson Carol E. Anderson Russell Anderson Wayne Anderson Junette Gaskins Louie Olmos Henry G. Anderson Ronald and Dorothy Wiest Henry J. Anderson Freda J. Everdell Arnold and Patricia Hendrickson Shelby and Gary Mogenson Glenn N. Andrew Robert and Bonnie Andrew Terry and Susan Byrd Jerry and Janie Cochran

Joyce Cothren Burton and DeLoris Gravelle Terry L. Major Donna M. Rodgers Robert L. Anshutz Deborah King Reuben C. Aslin Rosalene and Donald Allen Vernon Crow Louis A. Hunziker Lloyd and Marla Inman Esther and Jerrold Kimbell Charles and Mary Lang Shirley Munger Philip A. Pithan Superior Tire Service Mary Aubrey Robert and Mary Ellen Martin Alice N. Bakke Eunice Regnier Gil and Audrey Schauer Alice M. Ballinger Sarah May Ford Roy Bartlett Jack and Helen Greenman Eugene R. Bean George and Donna Reed Donald R. Beasley Joyce Cothren

Good Sam Sneekers RV Beverly J. Behrend Karleen K. Cotter Fred Belter Carol and Donald Harris Gudrun Belter Carol and Donald Harris Becky I. Bingman Anita Maryott and William Iddings Delmar L. Bishop JoAnne R. Campbell Ireda and Dick Grohs Daniel and Gale Handley Linda and Ken Scott Darrell H. Sherrett Donald and Suzanne Streiff Patsy R. Blair E. Duane Blair James K. Bockius, Jr. Paul W. and D. Nadine Aldinger Clifford Boehland James B. Anderson Marcia R. Cox Frank Bolden Joyce Cothren Nathan E. Bopp Steve and Diane Kasson Cricket Botero Kenneth R. Botero



IN MEMORIAM (continued) Harold Boultinghouse Peggy M. Jones Mary J. Bradburn Bartley D. Bradburn Walter Brawand Betty and Alvin Vilhauer Edward L. Brewer Robert and Bonnie Andrew Don and Bev Powell Francis J. “Frank” Britten Jo Ann and Rick Maj Deon Brown Joyce Cothren Sharon L. Burrese Robert E. Burrese Ardyce Carey John and Brenda Carey Eleanor Cantrell Daniel and Sandra Stanley Floyd E. Chilton Anonymous Peter H. Bartel Betty J. Bottemiller Dale and Patricia Bowen Cascade Hardwood, LLC Roy and Connie Czech Vera R. Englert Linda and David Haines Howard and Genevieve Hanson Jane E. Harris Scott Hogan Judy and Ron Orloske Woodland Auto Supply, Inc. Hilda Chimienti Carrie and Chris Bodenhamer Geraldine A. Church Cynthia and Michael Cook Janet Cimino Joyce Cothren Helen M. Clement Jack and Helen Greenman Sterling N. Clement Jack and Helen Greenman Robert G. Clouse Kay M. Stacie Alma A. Cochran William C. Cochran Carl W. Cole Beth and Kenneth Arveson Fred and Bobbie Leach Ruth A. Mancini-Turner and Reverend John G. Turner


Wayne L. Mets Richard and Hazel Morgan Charles Musolf Carla J. Norman Wayne Wong Melody R. Cooper Carroll and Bruce Cooper G. L. Cothren Joyce Cothren Jim J. Crowley Mary Olczak Pauline E. Curtis Earl and Kay Stavas Lillian S. Van Cise Larry E. Dahlman L. Charlene Dahlman Merle W. Davies Norman and Myrtle Anderson Karin and Brian Hogg John and Barbara Reynolds Marjorie B. Davis Cynthia and Keene Forney Jane Graichen Sheila Moore Ruth E. Pillar Alice and Ronald Puzey Vicki Setera Coleda G. Davolt James A. Merchant Carroll C. Dick Barbara and Rick Shaw Elaine H. Dick Anonymous Daniel and Mary Carter Georgia and Pat McGhee Ivan and Donna Richardson Barbara and Rick Shaw Delores and Marvin Snider Edwin E. Wakefield Larry and Darlene Wilgus Mara and Denzil Williams Mart and Mary Diedrick Summer O’Neill Patricia D. Djarf Margaret I. Byrns Milton “Mick” Doyle Margaret A. Doyle Clara E. Dray Candace Young Tommy J. Drennan Frances Drennan Violet R. Wilde

Frances M. Dyer Delferna K. Dyer Sherrill R. M. Ehrmantraut Charlotte and Donald Marcotte Donald F. Eisele Else Eisele Doyle Eitel Earl and Kay Stavas Merdean Elliott Lee Elliott Verna J. Gillihan Florence M. McCarty Martha and Paul Roy Gary and Vona Williams Lois J. Engebretson Freda J. Everdell Randi Harper Dana Louise Enyeart Dennis and Vickie Erbes Olivia Euren Bradley L. Euren Willis Euren Bradley L. Euren Amanda J. Ezell Cathy and Robin Jones Bridget and Daniel Shycoff Mark C. Fallon Marla and Ray Dils Janet C. Fallon Sharon and Douglas Spencer Gloria K. Fishburn Bill and Jan Evans Milton H. Fogle Belva and Gordon Jarvis Linda and Ken Scott Joe P. Foley Judith A. Kramer Robert D. Forgeng Forgeng Living Trust Maureen C. Forgeng Gary E. Haley Charles and Mary Lang Vickie L. Francisco Joyce Cothren Thomas W. Franko Karen A. Franko Frank Frey Bill and Jan Evans Charles Fulbright, Jr. Lois B. Fulbright

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LIVING LIFE Hospice care is about living. Just ask hospice patient Minnie Marshall who lives comfortably in her home and enjoys time with her daughter, Tricia Pearlswig. Minnie was diagnosed with small-cell lung cancer two years ago. After several rounds of chemotherapy and radiation failed to stop the cancer from spreading, Minnie called us. She had already decided that if treatment became worse than the disease, she would stop it and enjoy life. Since she got on hospice, Minnie flew to California for her daughter’s wedding, which she called “the pinnacle” of her life. The following month, she went on an Alaskan cruise. She enjoys hobbies and visitors. Thanks to your support, we bring comfort to patients like Minnie every day. For more about Minnie’s inspiring story, visit

Minnie and Tricia enjoy old photos.

“Hospice is there to help you when you’ve been diagnosed with a terminal illness. All too often, people wait until their final days to call hospice. That means patients and their families are missing out on much of the support and comfort provided by hospice caregivers.”

~ Minnie Marshall, home hospice patient



IN MEMORIAM (continued) Charles N. Fulbright, Sr. Lois B. Fulbright Daniel I. Fulbright Lois B. Fulbright Kenneth G. Fulbright Anonymous Alpha Kappa Chapter Lynda Arocha and Dale King Carol Ann and Mike Barnes The Birthday Club Daniel and Mary Carter James and Elaine Coffman L. Charlene Dahlman Edward and Carole Forbes Lois B. Fulbright Lois L. Gorans Jack and Helen Greenman Arnold and Patricia Hendrickson Richard and Irene Hickey Margie L. Hight-Derrick Judy and Robert Huffman ILWU Longview Pension Group Walt and Kay James Mary Ann Johnson Richard and Karen Johnson Jolly Awesome Quilters Paul and Gloria Jones Steve and Diane Kasson Grace L. Kennedy Karen K. Kickabush Jacqueline S. Monahan Wayne and Susan Nazelrod Daniel and Kathy Orr Shirley J. Reynolds Donna M. Rinker Mary and Alan Roundy Marilyn Scrichfield Robert and Carolyn Streeter Dwight and Loretta Sutherland Ronald and Dorothy Wiest Walter and Kay Wilcox George E. Zdilar Guy E. Gallear, Sr. Jim and Donna McPherson Anna L. Waadevig Betty C. Garlick Charlotte and Donald Marcotte Kenneth V. Gilmore, Sr. Alpha Kappa Chapter Ronald and Dorothy Wiest John Glyn Oosje and Will Walker Pete Gorley Lyndon and Gail Gorley


Bonnie and Kenneth Mansker Gene and Joan Williams Robert E. Greenman Jack and Helen Greenman Michael Gregory Joyce Cothren Paula P. Haas Eric and Amy Brudi Esther M. Hage Steve and Diane Kasson George H. Hale Dwight and Loretta Sutherland Franklin M. Hamiter Mida Jean LeSollen Will R. Hammonds Bill Bollie Steve and Diane Kasson James A. Merchant Cheryl D. Harman Sarah May Ford Zela-Del Harris Sharon J. Bergman Charlene and William Martin Cindy and Jim Overstreet RA Long Class of 1958 Gale and Shirley Rambo Donald and Patricia Rodman Shirley Schleicher Jeannie and Jerry Storedahl Karen and Charles Vanderveldt Betty R. Hatfield Melbelyne A. Underberg Ed Hawney Carroll and Nina Stoner George W. Headlee Alston Corner Quilters Alma M. Headlee Darrel and Judith Whipple Bud Hebard Roman and Rose Heinzman Dolores E. Heideman Belva and Gordon Jarvis Carlos L. Heiner Joann Booth Roger S. Helgerson Letha M. Van Curen Lynn Heston Roger and Karen Almquist Connie and Ty Bailey Lonnie and Kim Bopp Alan and Pat Brinkman Harriet E. Coburn

Stan and Bev Keller Patrick and Sonja Martin Robert and Marva Myers Wanda Nelson Marcella M. Ogilvie Linda Weber-Meskew Martha and James Zimmerman Elizabeth J. Holm Joanne and Gene Guttormsen Ada V. Hooper David and Janet Dennis Lillian S. Van Cise Lucia D. Horrell Charmaine H. Ross Joyce F. Houghtlen Elaine D. Kost Judy L. Houk Joyce Cothren Sally Howe James and Jeri Macie Donna Hubbard Alan and Kathy McGlone Joseph Hubbard Alan and Kathy McGlone Peggy A. Hyland Patricia and Frank Huggins Brian Hyland David and Lonna Luster Mary and James Williams Elvira Isaacson Daniel and Sandra Stanley Donald Jepson Dan and Mollie Klahn Michael A. Jessen Anonymous Bette L. Jester Barbara and Michael Goertz Donald and Ann Wing Betty A. Johnson Robert and Carolyn Streeter Lydia M. Johnson Ronald A. Johnson Marjorie Johnson Randle Dry Ardith and Dennis Johnson Glenn and Karla Shadoan Marty Johnson Warren and Anna Jeanne Morris Mary Ellen Johnson Charles and Sharon Mertsching Valores Johnson George and Donna Reed

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Volunteer’s bequest creates a legacy A passion for a strong child-centered community drives Corey Balkan’s involvement with local nonprofits including Community Home Health & Hospice. A third-generation Longview resident, Corey volunteers with our agency, along with numerous other community organizations that focus mostly on children’s issues. As a Community Home Health & Hospice board member, he appreciates our children’s bereavement support program that helps youth grieve the loss of a loved one. Corey and his wife, Julie, named Community Home Health & Hospice in their will to ensure that future generations have access to compassionate care especially children’s grief programs. As parents of a young family, their bequest will provide future support without consuming their family’s current income. In Corey’s words, “What we try to accomplish as a family and corporate citizens is to champion organizations and causes in our community that enhance quality of place.” In recognition of Corey’s and Julie’s gift, we are pleased to include them among the founding members of the Community Legacy Society. The Community Legacy Society recognizes and celebrates generous people like the Balkans who include Community Home Health & Hospice in their estate plans.

Julie and Corey Balkan Gala event portrait by Mr. C.’s

What is your legacy? A bequest: • Can be simple, requiring a few sentences in your will • Can be structured to leave a specific item, dollar amount, or percentage to Community Home Health & Hospice • May provide tax benefits. In 2012, we celebrate 35 years of caring for patients and their loved ones in the community. When you include Community Home Health & Hospice in your will or estate plans, you will help care for future generations. For more information or to notify us of your support, contact Dev at 360.414.5465 or

Community Legacy Society



IN MEMORIAM (continued) Dr. William A. Johnson Ronald A. Johnson Dr. Clarence W. Jones Peggy M. Jones Mildred L. Jones Dr. and Mrs. David Westrup LaKisha A. Judge Anonymous Cynthia M. Higgins Dick and Joan Moore Wendy and Gerald Selde Violet M. Sharbono Jill and Aaron Whitright Bruce Sparks Kamp Linda and Jack King Edna E. Kaunisto Mildred J. Huffman Steven G. Keith Neoma Catlett Amelia E. Everman Charlotte Samples Harry J. “Joe” and Cora Samples Ruby A. Keizur Margie L. Hight-Derrick Michael J. Kennedy James and Judith Kimball Dan and Mollie Klahn Willard and Eula Miller-Greear James R. Kindell Linda and Ken Scott John A. Kotera Palma M. Jensen Henry N. Kramer Mac Janke Terry and Deborah Moe Phyllis A. Wilson June D. Kraushaar DiAnn and David Foslien Winifred Z. Welch-Pavlas Richard E. Lahti Veterans of Foreign Wars, Columbia River Post 1909 Herbert I. Lakefish James and Judy Bain HomeTown National Bank Joe Hutchings Robert and Mary Ellen Martin Madelle and Stan Rosenfeld Toni M. Rydquist Suzy Sumner Bertha M. Lawson Arnold and Patricia Hendrickson Linda and Lyle Swanson


Patricia A. Leedy Warren and Anna Jeanne Morris Maxine E. Lichty Judy’s Get Together Friends Harold Merritt Mary L. Schmand Somerset Retirement Apartments Fred T. Lowe Toni and Joseph Searing Earl Luhr Ed and Karen Erstad Reginald R. Lynn Evelyn O. Page Dean and Helen Walker Bonnie J. Lytle Judy and Jim Payne Maynard D. Mask Jack and Helen Greenman Betty Medlen Maury Medlen Patricia Meyer Donald E. Armeni Lela Miller Glade and Anita Miller Debra M. Moothart Mary Lynette and John Miller Lorrin A. Morris Warren and Anna Jeanne Morris Mable L. Morris Warren and Anna Jeanne Morris Arthur L. Mottet, Jr. Shirley L. McCullough Arnold L. Nadeau Karen Campbell Hazel I. Carey-Nelson Ray and Wanda Wach Steven J. Nelson Dennis and Vickie Erbes Burton and DeLoris Gravelle Nell and John Tolleshaug Arthur H. Nichols Cindy Armstrong Colleene and Hank Armstrong Joyce Cothren Don E. Nolan Mary E. Miller Velma Noteboom Carol J. Noteboom William B. O’Connor Henry W. Hartman, Jr. Belva and Gordon Jarvis

Eldred A. Olson Charles and Viola Hobbs Gladys Hermoine Park Gloria and Robert Park Zander Payne Shellie J. Dalton Daniel and Deborah Spjut Mary Pearce Sarah and Vernon Boylan Robin and Richmond Embry Iris I. Petrangelo TOPS WA #42 Anita R. Peters Bruce and Christine Warrick Faye R. Peterson Joyce Cothren J. Phillip and Marcia Doumit Donald D. Phillips Carroll and Nina Stoner Jack A. Phillips Gretchen T. Almstead Jane Bowden Wallace and Mary Greene Judy P. Sneed John N. Poage Roger and Kathryn Johnson Edna Polajnar Marge A. Raudstein Tennessee Pounds Merrilee A. Bauman Geneva E. Ellis Norman D. Pribbanow, Jr. Molly Monroe Judith E. Springer Dr. and Mrs.Thomas Tossberg William T. Puryear Judy and Vernon Colt Robert H. Engblom Gayle L. Frelinger Caroline Jamieson Thomas R. Jennings Elmer Johnson Marianne Lehto Doris D. Puryear Rose M. Sargent Donald W. Williams JoAnn M. Pyne Mint Valley Federal Credit Union Alfred D. Raubuch Joyce Cothren

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IN MEMORIAM (continued) Mildred Reinikka Richard and Frances Beisel Betty F. Coulombe Good Sam Sneekers RV Mildred Reynaud Harry J. “Joe” and Cora Samples Kathryn Pat Rheaume Walter and Brenda Burnett Charles and Genelle Crane Darold and Evalyn Dietz Vicki and Butch Dietz Dawn and Russell Fowler Roy and Darlene Gill Dan Gutierrez Walt and Kay James Maryann Jensen Jeanene Lerae and Thomas Thompson Bonnie and Kenneth Mansker Janice and Wallace Marthaller Charlene and William Martin Billie Pack Dave Rheaume Gene and Janey Rheaume Donna Rolfe and Melvin Nelson Patti Senter Karen and Gary Stankey Barbara J. Sudar Ronald “Red” Rheaume Marylou Bert Daniel D. Comer Cowlitz County Prosecuting Attorneys and Staff Darold and Evalyn Dietz Vicki and Butch Dietz Dawn and Russell Fowler Jeanene Lerae and Thomas Thompson Earl D. Lindquist Charlene and William Martin Billie Pack Dennis J. Rheaume Kaitlin Rheaume Donna Rolfe and Melvin Nelson Patti Senter Earl and Kay Stavas Margaret L. Richter Rosalie Shay Ella Riihimaki Dorothy Adams Molly Monroe Leatha and Ray Sinnett Rosalie A. Rise Ronald L. Rise

Juanita Robbins Laverne “Red” Robbins Serena M. Rogers-Davis Gayle L. Frelinger George and Shirley Heitzmann Harry and Daphne O’Neill Emma B. Pumala Ronald and Gail Rogers Lily M. Rowland Joyce Cothren Suzie Sager Donald E. Armeni Janet and Ivan Baker Maxine L. Barker Annie Chilton Harold and Patti Gish Patricia Harris Katharine and Kerry Hymas Krieger’s Stump Removal Inc. Donelda M. Lecker LaVerne Ledgett Julius Ledgett Arlene E. Marquardt Linda Mickelson Jeffrey and Cindy Moses Ms. Juanita I. Moses Willis and Betty Nixon Clarica Parsons Herb and Yvonne Pecha Beverly Pollock Dana and Andrew Preston Lois and Raymond Prynne Donna M. Rinker Jeannie and Jerry Storedahl Bertie D. Tomlinson Daniel and Robin Uhlenkott Ada Veazie Darlene Viereck R. Jerome and Janet Williams Ron and Linda Williams Dianne M. Witty Roy Sargent Norma and Royal Whiteaker Margaret M. Scheurich Janice and Bruce Mitchell Margaret and Charles Oliver Mike and Helen Scheurich Barbara A. Stiner James A. “Jim” Schlecht Connie E. Olson Angela M. Schmidt Charlotte and Donald Marcotte


Hospice can be provided wherever the patient resides We do not turn away hospice patients for lack of ability to pay Hospice patients can receive care for six months or longer Hospice focuses on living as fully as possible Hospice provides support to the patient, family and caregivers

Your gifts bring the very best care to hospice patients and their families. Thanks to you, they experience life with a focus on comfort and care.

OUR MISSION Community Home Health & Hospice supports the healthcare and independent living goals of each patient and their loved ones by delivering the highest quality, compassionate and dignified care to individuals in their chosen place of residence.



IN MEMORIAM (continued) Essie Arlene Scott Mick and Darlene Rea George B. Searing Toni and Joseph Searing John M. Searing Toni and Joseph Searing Helen L. Shetler Robert and May Adair Rebecca Farvour Stanley and Rayna Hicks Hal and Sharon Hutton Norpac Control & Support Services Herb and Elaine Rietz Floyd Shetler M C. Shumaker Walt and Joyce Bogdon Earl E. Slack Lou and Ann Reebs Kenneth A. Slocum Rebecca S. Andrews Janet Brockel Irene and Don Marchbanks Irma Slocum Terri Stierwalt Robert G. Sluman Martin and Arlene Aucoin Judith L. Sluman Jeffery D. Smith Jack and Helen Greenman Laura Snoey Phyllis and Danny Eguchi Debra and Niels Hansen Jannett JE Vander Burgh Dorothy Warner Jeri and Danny Warner George H. Sold Veterans of Foreign Wars, Columbia River Post 1909 Hank E. Sowards Bruce and Christine Warrick Lorraine D. Spahr Kris and John Aanderud Margaret L. Spence Dr. Charles and Betty Buck Bill Brigman Larry Ross Peterson Revocable Trust Rolly and Ethel Mayclin Shirley L. McCullough Ray G. McDermott Mary Lou McEachern Charles and Sharon Mertsching


Patricia J. Roland Larry and Darlene Wilgus Robert E. Steen Walt and Joyce Bogdon Judy A. Boyes John and Linda Coleman Columbia Valley Gardens School Staff Lois and James Cox Mary Ann and Edwin Crow John Daniels Sylvia M. Edwards Gill and Phyllis Ellingson Robert A. Foutch Bill and Louise Gibbens Jack and Helen Greenman Arlene M. Hall Bonnie and Douglas Heartley Susi J. Hulbert Cynthia and Timothy Johnson Donald M. Kirkpatrick, MD Charles and Mary Lang Beverlee and Gene Lowrance Ruth A. Mancini-Turner and Reverend John G. Turner Alice R. Steen Floyd and Norma Steen Barbara J. Sudar Linda and Lyle Swanson Nancy and Robert Swanson Mary E. Tatta Dr. and Mrs.Thomas Tossberg Kathleen Van Altvorst Dr. and Mrs. William Walling Julia A. Stone The Halls of Monticello Middle School Sharon and John Marbus Fredrick and Sharon Moe Patricia and Earl Nielsen Bobbie and Gene Wilson Alyce M. Stroud Patricia and Philip Korthuis Helen and Peter Plagerman Laura J. Sullivan Deborah A. Gordon Steven and Gail Seymour Gordon Swang Harriet M. Myklebust Donald E. Swisher Clark Living Trust Kathleen J. Counts Karla and Roland Diiro Lavone and Ken Farni

Freddy’s Just for the Halibut Harry and Marjorie Fuhrman Harold and Betty Madison Michael R. Madison Willard and Eula Miller-Greear Randie and Michael Olsen Dennis J. Rheaume Wilma and Tom Roark James A. Ryan Linda and Ken Scott Barbara J. Sudar Mildred Swisher Velma R. Swisher Maryetta L. Traub Tera D. Trekas Lester and Tish Tugaw Germaine A. Verage Gordon E. Tastad Jack and Helen Greenman Lloyd L. Thomas Alan and Kathy McGlone Hansel D. Turley Kay Holland Donna M. Olsen Joseph W. Vanderwood Joyce Cothren J. Phillip and Marcia Doumit Gwen and Jack Gorley Phyllis E. Haas Marie and William Schwarze Dr. Donald Veatch Estate of Donald E. Veatch Jarl Victor Deborah and Craig Peterson Galina Wainwright Mida Jean LeSollen Anne M. Walker Mary Gambill Daniel G. Mesler Phyllis and Calvin Wade

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IN MEMORIAM (continued) Arthur L. Walker, Jr. Anthony B. Benson, Sr. Karmen and Frederick Bentley Joann D. Fletcher Bill and Louise Gibbens Sandi Libby Vaughn and Mary Martin Laura McVicker Mary E. Miller Denise and Ron Olsen Randie and Michael Olsen Daniel and Kathy Orr Faith and Ralph Pacheco Untouchables Car Club Ella M. Walker Larry and Christine Whiteside Jo Walters Robert B. Pringle Michelle Wanderer Joann and Paul Elo Everet Washburn Doris D. Puryear Betty Wellman Inez R. Dreveskracht Sonny Wenner Chippen Tree Service Jerome R Kazeck & Cheryl L. Kazeck Revocable Trust Jerry and Patty Matney Leonard and Georgia Peppers Darrell H. Sherrett Carolyn Wenner Dorothy and William West Evelyn L. Westervelt Cindy Armstrong Colleene and Hank Armstrong Mike and Kathy Bates Peggy Goodfellow Clarence and Tressa Greene Vivian M. Hansen Palma M. Jensen Carleton and Geneva Johnson Lisa LaFave Marie LaFave Dorothy L. Leaf Gwen and Donald Moor Dick and Barbara Westervelt Steven D. Westervelt Gilbert Wika Jacqueline S. Monahan Kylie Prudholm Keith and Darlene Raappana

Tom and Lisa Stevenson Ronald and Dorothy Wiest Carol M. Wilson Carol A. Harrison Living Trust Richard R. Wilson Phyllis A. Wilson Robert W. Wilson Angela D. Roberts Ray Winters Naomi E. Meyer Donna and Eugene Petty Maxine W. Wood Margaret and David Scott Margaret M. Zbaeren The Donna J. Rittenbach Living Trust Mona and Chet Gardner Anna Zdilar Mary T. Burdick Nellie K. Eterno Gayle L. Frelinger Helen Golon Lois L. Gorans Norm and Jan Granger Arlene M. Hall Arnold and Patricia Hendrickson Marija and Walter Kuzman Alan and Mary Roundy Barbara J. Sudar Ronald and Dorothy Wiest Eugene and Judith Zdilar George E. Zdilar Adele G. Ziegler Jack and Helen Greenman Marie Zimmerman Jack and Helen Greenman Molly Zimmerman Gerald Zimmerman and Laury Heimann Nettie L. Zimmerman Gerald Zimmerman and Laury Heimann

“You helped me to make some sense of this life journey and helped to ease the pain. You gave us a safe and caring place to be while going through the experience.�

~ Terri, daughter of a Hospice Care Center patient


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A FUN PLACE TO SHOP, DONATE AND VOLUNTEER All Hospice Thrift Shop proceeds benefit Community Home Health & Hospice and support patient care, staff education and other programs. You will be delighted with our new and gently-used merchandise at affordable prices. It’s easy to shop… • • • • • • • • •

Daily specials Senior discounts Discount for active military personnel Themed events Convenient fitting room Personal shoppers to assist you Debit and credit cards If you are unhappy with your purchase, return it for store credit Volunteers enjoy a 30% discount.

Location In the heart of Downtown Longview 1239 Commerce Avenue


Shopping hours Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m, Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Donation hours Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Volunteer driver needed The Hospice Thrift Shop seeks a volunteer with a pickup or van who can pick up large donations from people who are unable to bring donations to the thrift shop. If you can help, contact Vickie at 360.577.6292 or

Treasures at Hospice Thrift Shop


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GENERAL DONATIONS Judy and John Alholm Michael and Mary Baker Banda’s Bouquets Irene N. Beals Deborah J. Broers Jack and Sharon Carter Terri Carter Central Christian Church Bob Charves and Don Hansen Code 3 Training/Northwest Safety Consultants Dorothy Janet Cole Crystal Cram Devereaux Dion David and Pamela Doern Suzanne Eklo Deborah Elliott Joe and M. Rosalie Eubanks Faith Fellowship Lutheran Brethren Church Kathe Finch Fraternal Order of Eagles Rainier Auxiliary #4022 Grandmother’s Bowling League Ronald C. Gregg Joanne and Gene Guttormsen R. Charlean Hayes-Hughes and Wesley Hughes Lakyah Hebert LaDell Hollenbeck Hospice Thrift Shop Howlett Trust Marjorie L. Jackson Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest Thomas N. Keen Kelso Eagles Auxiliary Samantha Lawrence Megan Leake Avon B. Luce Ronald Mares Charlene and William Martin Jan and Carol Maurits Linda D. Melton Microsoft Matching Gifts Program Marykay and Gian Morelli Network For Good Oak Point Community Church Patrisha Olsen Sadie C. Oswald Gary Palm Patricia A. Palmer Gregory and Amy Pang

Colleen Pellnam Deborah and Craig Peterson Susan Phillips Portland General Electric Co.Employee Giving Campaign Maralee Rambo Tamara Redding Diamond Richardson Annette Richetelli Bernard T. Riley Julie and Daniel Rinard Ana Roberts Rotary Foundation of Kelso Kimberly Smith Dora Sprague State of Washington Employee Combined Fund Drive Jarred Staup Cynthia Stockton Elizabeth Stork Mary Whobrey Dacia Wood

IN HONOR Dr. Linda Beattie Inlow Dorothy Fulbright Doris D. Puryear Roger Dunnington Ruth and Joel Klopp Rose Dunnington Ruth and Joel Klopp Andrea Hines Peggy J. Weber Marcia and Erik Johnson Forgeng Living Trust Shaylene Reed Forgeng Living Trust

IN-KIND DONATIONS In-kind gifts are non-cash items like medical equipment, quilts and craft supplies. We appreciate all of the thoughtful gifts received. Amalak Women’s Club Marilyn Busack Care Medical Lisa Cartner Sandy Cunningham Jo Dasso Pamela and Kent Doehne Educational Opportunities for Children and Families Del and William Elbert Faith Lutheran Church Fibre Federal Credit Union First Baptist Church, Warm Threads for Jesus Fred Fong Joanne and Gene Guttormsen Cathy Halverson Cynthia Hawley Sharon Hestdalen Kalama Public Library Linda Kennedy Cindi L. Ketchum

Jennie and David Lane Sharon Logston Katherine Lynn Charlene and William Martin Richard and Kathryn Meier Dorothy L. Murphy Randy and Kandi Neff Dorothea Nelson Candace Northington Keiko Pedersen Deborah and Craig Peterson Charleen Ratkie Julie and Daniel Rinard Patti Salo Loretta K. Snowadzki James Spiess Barbara J. Sudar Christine D. Taylor Telephone Pioneers, Cowlitz Combined Club



YOUR IMPACT Your gifts help us meet our patients’ greatest needs. We are committed to honor your intent. Your gift may be designated to a specific service or the area of greatest need. We expect to provide about $136,400 in charity care this year. When you make a gift to charity care, you help us take care of patients who can’t pay. They recover from surgery or an accident at home, or they may be managing a chronic illness. Our home health services include treatment such as wound care, which helps reduce the number of medical office visits. We provide end-of-life care for patients wherever they live. The Hospice Care Center in Longview welcomes and supports families as they spend time with their loved ones. Families receive spiritual care and bereavement support at no cost. Children, teenagers and adults in our service area who are grieving receive support, not just hospice families.

Your gifts help generations of families who need our care.


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Community Home Care

Non-medical care for everyday activities, personal and child care.

Community Hospice

Community Home Health

At-home medical care for people recovering from surgery or an accident, or managing a chronic illness.

End-of–life care for patients and their families.

Community Day Care

A fun place to shop or volunteer. All proceeds from sales directly support our mission. 1239 Commerce Ave., Longview

On-site child care encouraging creative and developmental growth.

May we help you or someone you know? For information about all of our services, contact us: Longview: 360.425.8510 or 800.378.8510 Vancouver: 360.253.4626 or 800.650.4626



Daniel A. Spjut, President Corey E. Balkan, Vice President Jaime L. Boaglio, Secretary/Treasurer

Joe Amrine, President Larry McRae, MD, Secretary

Joe Amrine Eric C. Brudi Allan Erickson Mindi Linquist Larry McRae, MD John E. Nord Gerry A. Reitsch Barbara F. Samples, RN Scott M. Studley Betty R. Vilhauer Bruce N. Warrick

Karen Gidderon Michael DeSpain Ed Holloway Pam van den Driessche Ginny Whiffen

We appreciate our volunteer Board of Directors and Foundation Committee members for their ongoing support.



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Employee Ann Little with Alauna Jepson

Volunteer Russ Kastberg with Ayden Dual-Spurgeon Making memories at 2011 Camp Cedars Our summer bereavement camp helps children through their grief process in a comfortable and fun setting.

Thank you for caring and sharing Charlean Hayes Hughes, chaplain and volunteer coordinator, strums the “harp of hope� which was purchased by a thoughtful donor in Vancouver.

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Reflections Fall 2011 Newsletter  

Community Home Health & Hospice's Fall 2011 Newsletter.